Italian cities to visit in winter: Bolzano

Italian cities to visit in winter: Bolzano

If you’re still unsure about the destination to choose for your winter holidays, Italy can be a good choice. Indeed, winter can be the perfect time to be in Italy since the most famous Italian cities are usually free from summer crowds. There are many Italian cities you can decide to visit in Winter but if you want to spend some time near the mountains, and don’t mind having people around, Bolzano is definitely a popular destination – and not only for its famous Christmas markets. Let’s see some of the things you can do if you decide to visit…

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The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

The uses of the Italian verb scherzare

Ma che scherzi? Davvero non conosci la parola scherzare? That’s a pity because the Italian verb scherzare has many uses in Italian, and it’s one of the words Italians use pretty often. So, today I’m going to teach you the uses of the Italian verb scherzare. 1. To play cheerfully The first meaning of the Italian verb scherzare is to play cheerfully. Ex: I bambini scherzavano nel prato con il cane The children played with the dog in the lawn 2. To be kidding If you said something to someone just for fun and you didn’t really mean what you…

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Three Italian titles to read this Winter

Three Italian titles to read this Winter

Two weeks ago I talked about some Italian movies you can watch during incredibly cold Winter days, when you’re not willing to go out and don’t know what else to do. If movies aren’t really your thing, and you prefer reading, today I’m suggesting you three Italian titles you can find and read. 1. La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa is a book written by Dacia Maraini and published in 1990. This book is set in the 18th century in Sicily and tells the story of Marianna. She is the daughter of an aristocratic…

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Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Christmas in Italy. Five reasons why I love it

Natale sta arrivando, Natale sta arrivando!!! Ok, ok, lo so, sono grande ormai, non dovrei eccitarmi come una bimba di sei anni, ma sai una cosa? Non m’interessa, sono superfelice! Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!!! Ok, ok, I know, I’m a grown-up, I shouldn’t be as excited as a six-year-old, but you know what? I don’t care, I am super happy. Il Natale è l’unico giorno dell’anno che mi fa quasi amare l’inverno, che mi fa quasi dimenticare quel tempaccio freddo di cui godiamo spesso nel nord Italia. Christmas is the only day in the whole year that makes…

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Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Four Italian words that carry opposite meanings

Did you know that in Italian there are some words that carry opposite meanings? It’s as if the same word could mean both black and white. Confusing? Well, not so much if you can grasp the right meaning from the context. Let’s see four Italian words that carry opposite meanings and some examples of their usage. 1. AVANTI Avanti is an Italian word that can mean two opposite things. In fact, avanti can indicate something that happens after a particular date, time, event, etc. Ex: D’ora in avanti niente più bugie From now on no more lies However, avanti can…

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