The traditional Italian Easter cake. “Colomba” is the word for dove and as you see below its shape reminds a bird
Today in Italy it is FATHER’S DAY! As in some other catholic countries fathers are celebrated on March the 19th, St. Joseph day. The husband of Mary the Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ, according to the popular tradition doesn’t
Christmas atmosphere in Italy is kept until the 6th of January when Italians celebrates Epiphany but as well an ugly old witch called Befana.
Christmas is a major holiday in Italy… which means Italians celebrate lots of great, Christmas traditions! Across Italy, Natale tends to be a family-centric holiday
Very soon Italians will exchange Christmas wishes saying “buon Natale” to each other. Many wishes are similar to this one: “buon viaggio” (have a good trip!), “buon appetito” (enjoy your food!), buono studio (have a good day of study!)…. But
First time I have heard that British people throw glazed almonds to the bride and the groom after their wedding I must admit that I was a little puzzled but after a while I discovered that I was mistaken.
An italian proverb: literally “You cannot have a drunk wife and a full barrel”. However why is it desirable to have a drunk wife?
“Leggo un giallo”, “guardo un giallo”; literally I read a yellow!, I watch a yellow! If you are in Italy and you listen to this, don’t worry, they are not going mad!
Italians have good reputation for fashion and love to use phrases involving clothing. Today I am talking you through some of them
BUON FERRAGOSTO!!!! Have a good Ferragosto everybody!!! But what is Ferragosto? The 15th of August in Italy is a very important bank holiday that happens in the middle of the summer holiday.
Usually Italians don’t eat much in the morning Many do not eat anything at home and stop at a cafe on the way to work. Traditionally Italians stand at the counter and they have a coffee or a cappuccino and
Verona, 13-16 April. Discover the magic of Vinitaly: wine and food, art and music, gathering and entertainment. An experience you will never forget.
In the Italian language there are two accents, the grave and the acute one that respectively indicate a closed or open sound of the vowel.
Some words accented on the same syllable change meaning depending on whether the pronunciation of the E or O is either open or closed.
When pronouncing a word, the tone of the voice falls on a particular syllable, called precisely tonic. It is simply said that the accent “falls” on that syllable.