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Easter in Italy

Posted on Mar 23, 2021

Easter is one of the most important celebrations for the Christian community. In addition to the religious significance, for Italians it is also an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring.

La festa di San Valentino – Valentine's day

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Feb 12, 2021

Valentino was an Italian Christian bishop, born in Interamna Nahars, now Terni (a town in central Italy, about an hour and a half from Rome)

How to effectively build a working day on remote work with family and children at home

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Oct 16, 2020

In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many employees were sent by employers to work remotely.

“Tartufo”: the white gold of the gods: history, traditions and uses

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Oct 28, 2019

Tartufo is an underground mushroom, a sort of “black and white gold” known since the ancient times.

Ferragosto: una tradizione italiana

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Aug 13, 2019

The 15th of August in Italy is a very important bank holiday that happens in the middle of the summer holiday. It’s a day dedicated to picnics, barbecues, celebration in restaurants and at home!

Learn Italian in Italy's experience, diary of a holiday

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Jun 28, 2019

On Saturday the 1st of June we kicked off the 2019 summer season with our first course in Bellaria Igea Marina, an iconic seaside resort on the Adriatic coast in northern Italy

Learn Italian in Italy’s experience, diary of a holiday with italian tutor on the mountains

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Jun 28, 2019

On Saturday the 1st of June we kicked off the 2019 summer season with our first course in Bellaria Igea Marina, an iconic seaside resort on the Adriatic coast in northern Italy.

La colomba di Pasqua – an italian tradition

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Apr 15, 2019

I am sure you have tasted the Panettone, the traditional Italian Christmas cake, widely popular even abroad. You may not have heard, though, of “La Colomba di Pasqua”, the traditional Italian Easter cake.

Father’s Day

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Mar 19, 2019

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

La festa della Befana

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Jan 04, 2019

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 in italy – a month of festivities

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Dec 21, 2018

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

Accent and syllable tonic

Posted in Italian languages and grammar on Dec 18, 2018

When speaking, the tone of the voice falls on a particular syllable, called tonic. It is said that the accent "falls" on that syllable.

Buon Natale

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Dec 10, 2018

But why “Buon Natale” and “Buono studio”? Why most of the times the finale “O” of buono is dropped?

Learn Italian tasting good wine

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Dec 01, 2018

Verona is not far from Bologna. With Italian tutor you can discover the magic of Vinitaly: wine and food, art and music, gathering and entertainment. An experience you will never forget.

Bomboniera, confetti e coriandoli

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Nov 23, 2018

In Italian the word “confetti” is in fact used to describe almonds with a hard sugar coating.

Gabriele

I am a 42 years old certified Italian teacher with a degree in politics and a PhD in modern history.