Italian cold dishes to impress your friends in Summer

Italian cold dishes to startle your friends in Summer

Ok, raise your hand if you don’t like to cook with a stove during summer. I love summer, a lot, really, it’s my favourite season. Yet there’s one thing I hate doing during summer and it’s cooking. Near the stove the heat is unbearable, even for someone like me who loves high temperatures! So, I thought it was a good idea to list some Italian cold dishes you can cook spending little or no time at all near the stove. We’ll start with a starter and end with a dessert. INVOLTINI DI BRESAOLA Bresaola rolls is one of those Italian…

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Can you conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way?

Can you conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way?

Having doubts about how to conjugate Italian verb forms in the right way is normal. Even native Italians sometimes have some. Today I’m going to help you solve some of these doubts. PIACERE One of the major doubts about how to conjugate Italian verb forms you might have, could be related to one of the most common Italian verbs: piacere. I bet that one of the senteces with the Italian verb piacere you use the most is related to food, such as: mi piace la pizza – I like pizza. But what if you wanted to say that someone likes…

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Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

Italian folklore characters – Il buffarello

I think in every country there are stories about folklore characters and Italy is no exception. In Italy, every region has some peculiar folklore characters. So, today I’m going to talk about one of these Italian folklore characters: Buffarello. Buffarello Buffarello is a character born in Val di Serchio, in Tuscany. He’s a naughty sprite, not very tall – usually he’s 50 cm tall – and usually dressed in red clothes and pointed shoes. His appearance changes from town to town. In fact, in some towns he’s described as a black and ugly animal, in others as a beardless child,…

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Are you beset by doubts when you use Italian verbs?

Are you beset by doubts when you use Italian verbs?

Sometimes it happens that even Italians are beset by doubts when they have to use some verbs. If you too are beset by doubts about some Italian verbs, you don’t have to worry anymore because today I’m going to help you solve some of these doubts. 1. APRIRE One of the linguistic doubts that can hit native Italian speakers concerns the passato remoto of the verb aprire. What’s the first person singular? Now, I’ve always said aprii/aprì – which is right, don’t worry – however, some weeks ago I heard an old man saying apersi, and I thought “What? Apersi?…

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New archeological discoveries in Italy

New archeological discoveries in Italy

Italy is well known for the precence of many famous historical sites in its territory. Every year archeologists dig hoping to make new archeological discoveries. Here are some of the new archeological discoveries of the last few years in Italy. Lombardy During some excavations in Lombardy, some archeologists found the skeleton of a man who lived in the 6th century and died in his 40s or 50s. The peculiarity about the man is that he carried some sort of prothesis. Indeed, his right hand had been amputated up to his mid-forearm and it was replaced by a dagger. It appears…

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