Top 10 Italian cities to visit at least once in your lifetime

Best Italian cities

Today we’ll learn about the best Italian cities that you should take the time to visit at least once while you’re alive. Before we go on, it is important to keep in mind that we will be referring to the most universally known cities from il Bel Paese, not willing to dismiss lesser cities or towns as “worse” or “worthless”. 

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5 tips for your summer in Italy you can’t miss

Summer in ItalySo, you will finally spend your so dreamed about summer in Italy! Being the knowledgeable people we are, we feel the duty of letting you in on facts that will help enjoy your cherished holidays while avoiding the cons (because, as with everything else in life, there are, and you may easily skip those by bearing with us and pay attention to these tips).

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5 common Italian mistakes you should avoid

Italian mistakes

Practice makes perfect, they say; however, while we’re learning, we may run into Italian mistakes we may be even unaware of. If we are singling out some of the most common mistakes or errors (there’s a difference), it means we can measure their occurrence by the lot. 

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10 meaningful Italian quotes with English translation for tattoos

Italian tattoo quotesIf you want to mash your Italian learning up to an amount of body modification, here you are some Italian tattoo quotes to be considered. There could definitely be one that strikes a chord with you.

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Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari and other Italian tales

Telephone tales

Gianni Rodari (1920-1980), the author of Favole al telefono (1962) (English translation, Telephone Tales), is the most important Italian children’s author of the 20th century. He is largely known in Italy and Eastern Europe and was particularly relevant to the USSR when it existed. In fact, his “ties” to the former Soviet Union have somewhat prevented Rodari from becoming a household name in Western countries such as the United States, notwithstanding he is very well regarded by critics and scholars. 

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Expressing condolences in Italian with English translation

Condolences in Italian

Today we are going to explain how to express condolences in ItalianMost of our posts tend to be quite upbeat. However, when the occasion has to do with the departure of our dearest ones, every now and then we may need to express condolences in Italian. Death is also part of life and, as such, is important in the path to learn Italian. Continue reading

10 Italian superstitions you should know

Italian superstitions

In this article we will show you some Italian superstitions that, as you know, Italians take very seriously. Many of these superstitions have to do with aspects of life such as marriage, wealth, but also a very human fear or phobia to aging and death –to the extent that Italians do not appreciate jokes about the last two and show the horn sign to ward themselves off. Learning the culture –and superstition are essential to this culture– will help us learn Italian. Continue reading