Two creepy places in Italy

Two creepy places in Italy

In Italy there aren’t only beautiful famous historical buildings but also creepy places. Some of them can be visited, some others, instead, are completely abandoned. Today I’m going to talk about two abandoned creepy places in Italy. 1. Villa Pastore Villa Pastore is located in the town of Valenzia, in Piedmont. It was built for the Pastore’s family in the first half of the 19th century. The family was composed of a man, a woman and their two children, Elisa and Giovanni. The Pastores lived in this villa for some years before abandoning it after the tragedies that struck their…

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Five Italian sayings about hens and eggs

Italian sayings about hens and eggs

Easter has just passed in Italy, so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some very common Italian idioms about hens and eggs, which are some of the symbols of Easter in Italy. 1. Meglio un uovo oggi che una gallina domani This Italian saying concerns both hens and eggs, and is usually used to remind someone that it’s always better to choose to have a sure thing now than to choose the possibility – not the certainty – to have more later. Example: + Puoi fermarti e andartene adesso con 5000 euro o continuare a…

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Frequent mistakes Italians make in Italian (Part 2)

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What are the most frequent mistakes Italians make when speaking or writing in Italian? Some weeks ago I talked about mistakes concerning accent and apostrophe – Common mistakes Italians make in Italian – today I’ll talk about some others. 1. VOWEL I The Italian vowel i can be tricky both for Italians and for Italian learners. Indeed, when this vowel is preceded by letter c or g and followed by another vowel, its sound is usually silent. So, it’s not surprising that vowel i is included in the list of the most frequent mistakes Italians usually make. Sometimes Italians do…

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An Italian family friendly region: Trentino Alto Adige

Italian family friendly region

Trentino Alto Adige is a very family friendly Italian region. Indeed, if you go and spend your holidays there, you’ll find that there are many places you can visit with your children. So, let’s see some of the things you can do with your family in Trentino 1. CLIMBING AT FAMILY SAN MARTINO Climbing can be a very family friendly activity, especially in Trentino. Family San Martino is a climbing crag located in Arco, in Trentino Alto Adige, very close to the famous crag Policromuro Massone. Family San Martino has been prepared specifically for families and children and offers 17…

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Three unique things to do in Italy

Three unique things to do in italy

Apart from visiting museums and archeological sites and building there are other unique things to do in Italy. So, here’s a brief list for you of three unique things you can do while you’re in Italy. 1. HINKING UP ACTIVE VOLCANOES In Italy there are still two active volcanoes and at least nine dormant volcanoes – meaning that they have not erupted in years but are likely to erupt again in the future. The two Italian active volcanoes are Etna and Stromboli, in Sicily. So, one of the unique things to do in Italy can be hiking up Etna and…

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