The Ostrogoths, from the current Swedish region of Götaland, were strongly linked, along with the Visigoths, to the fall of the Western Roman Empire and replacing it with the Ostrogothic Kingdom. But, unlike the Visigothic Kingdom, was defeated in a short time by the Byzantine Empire.
Today (as of 2012) the ties can be described as strong, especially because of Italian immigrants settling in Sweden after World War II while an increasing number of Swedish charter tourists began to travel to Italy. Since the late 1940s, many Swedish soccer players have been successful in Italian club teams.
Resident diplomatic missions
- "La historia de los godos, la tribu que vino del norte".
- "Trettonde årgången (händelserna 1935) /" (in Swedish). Svenska dagbladet's yearbook. 1935. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Anna Rabe (15 December 2012). "Hägg fångar Italiens färg och paradoxer" (in Swedish). Svenska dagbladet. Retrieved 13 February 2015.