Soft Italian cheese

Soft Italian cheese

Italy is widely known for the high quality and variety of its products. One of these products is surely Italian cheese. In fact, in Italy every region has a typical cheese. Since I’ve already talked about Hard Italian cheese in another article, today I’d like to focus on some of the most famous and typical soft Italian cheeses. TALEGGIO Let’s start from my favourite soft Italian cheese: taleggio. To be precise, taleggio is considered a semisoft cheese. Its name comes from Val Taleggio, a valley in Lombardy. Taleggio is a DOP cheese, so it can be produced only in specific…

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Some Italian words you already know, even if you’re not aware of it

People learn Italian for different reasons. Some of them choose to learn Italian because they are intrigued by Italian culture, history, art, etc. Others learn Italian for fun, because they want to travel to Italy, or even move to Italy. Whatever your reason of learning Italian can be, if you’re just at the beginning of your learning adventure and you know English, just remember that there are many Italian words you already know…and I’m not talking only about ciao, pizza or cappuccino! Let’s see some of these Italian words. ART AND MUSIC Many famous artists were Italian. Famous painters and…

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Four fake myths about the Roman Empire you thought were true

Four fake myths about the Roman Empire

When you think about the history of Italy, your thoughts immediately go to the Romans and the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire is remembered for bringing political stability and prosperity – at least in the first centuries of its foundation – and for being the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military force at the time, not to mention for being one of the largest empires in world history. We all know something about the Roman Empire, but what we know is really the truth or are just fake myths? In this article I’m going to list four fake myths…

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Seven Italian expressions with pronominal verbs

Seven Italian expressions with pronominal verbs

In Italian there are some verbs called pronominal verbs. These verbs can be somehow confusing at the beginning, since their meaning is different from what you expect because it’s usually not literal. If you want to know some common Italian pronominal verbs, have a look at Let’s learn Italian pronominal verbs. Sometimes pronominal verbs in Italian are used in combination with some specific expressions. So, in this article you’re going to learn seven Italian expressions with pronominal verbs. 1. METTERCELA TUTTA Mettercela tutta is one of the most common Italian expressions with pronominal verbs. Mettercela tutta means to work really…

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Four beautiful Italian villages to visit

Four beautiful Italian villages to visit

Italy is famous abroad for its culture and history. Tourists from all over the world come and visit the most popular towns such as Venice, Rome, Florence. However, in Italy there are also many beautiful Italian villages that are still unknown to tourists and where time almost seems to have stopped. So, today I’m going to talk about four beautiful Italian villages that are definitely worth a visit. 1. NEIVE The first of these beautiful Italian villages is Neive. Neive is a small Italian town in Piedmont. Its population is only around 3,400. It seems that the name of this…

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