Italian catacombs to visit

Italian catacombs to visit

As you well know in Italy there are many interesting historical places to see. One of these places are Italian catacombs. Catacombs are ancient underground burial places. Originally the term referred only to Roman catacombs but in the XIX century it was estended to any underground burial palce with similar features. The most famous Italian catacombs are defintely the ones in Rome. Let’s see them. ITALIAN CATACOMBS IN ROME As previously mentioned, Italian catacombs in Rome are the oldest and most famous catacombs you’ll find in Italy. The most ancient burial places in the area of Rome started in the …

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Ten common Italian expressions about fish

Ten Italian expressions about fish

In Italy summer is approaching fast and Italians can’t wait to go on holidays to relax. Usually, Italians either go to the mountains or to the sea. So, since my mind is already riding towards golden sands and crystal clear waters, I’ve decided to write a post that is somewhat linked to it. Today, you’re going to learn ten common Italian expressions about fish. 1. SENTIRSI UN PESCE FUOR D’ACQUA This Italian expression literally means to feel like a fish out of water. Idiomatically it’s used to indicate that a person feels uncomfortable in a certain situation. Ex: Sono tutti …

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Beautiful Italian isles – Elba isle

Beautiful Italian isles – Elba isle

Italy has many isles. The biggest and most famous ones are surely Sicily and Sardinia. However, there are also some smaller Italian isles that are worth a visit, especially during Summer. One of these Italian isles is the famous Elba isle. Elba is in Tuscany and is part of the Arcipelago Toscano national park. On this isle there are many beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters but there are also fortresses, towers, churches, ancient remains, and different museums. So, in this article, I’ll list some of the places you can visit on one of the most beautiful Italian isles: Elba …

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Difference between Italian imperfetto and passato prossimo

Difference between imperfetto and passato prossimo

One of the most difficult Italian topics for English speakers is understanding the difference between imperfetto and passato prossimo. These two tenses are very different compared to how English speakers use simple past and present perfect, so at the beginning, imperfetto and passato prossimo are usually felt as very confusing topics. So, today I’m going to explain all the main differences between the Italian imperfetto and passato prossimo. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMPERFETTO AND PASSATO PROSSIMO IMPERFETTO Imperfetto is used to talk about past habits or past repetitive actions. Example: Quando ero bambino il sabato andavo sempre a catechismo When I was …

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Vacations in Italy – San Benedetto del Tronto

Vacations in Italy – San Benedetto del Tronto

Italy is a peninsula with a shape that resembles a boot. Since it’s a peninsula, Italy has plenty of coasts and beaches. So, since Summer is approaching fast, if you want to spend your vacations in Italy, in this article I’m going to talk about a famous Italian beach destination. One of the most tourist and loved beach destinations to spend your vacations in Italy is San Benedetto del Tronto. SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO San Benedetto del Tronto is an Italian city in the Marche region that lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.   It’s a typical Italian …

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