How to spend a memorable holiday in Italy: avoid getting a fine

How to spend a memorable holiday in Italy: avoid getting a fine

Italy is one of the most visited European countries. However, when you get there, you may learn at your own cost that there are lots of bans, especially in major cities. So, if you want to spend a memorable holiday in Italy, you’d better know at least some of the things you shouldn’t do if you want to avoid getting a fine. 1. Stealing sand, rocks, and shells The first thing you should know to spend a memorable holiday in Italy – without getting a fine – is that you can’t steal sand, rocks and shells. This ban applies in…

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Have you ever heard the word figurati in Italian? (Part 2)

Have you ever heard the word figurati in Italian? (Part 2)

Figurati is a very used Italian expression that can have different meanings. In this article you’re going to learn four uses of the word figurati. If you want to read all the other meanings of the Italian word figurati, please read The different meanings of the Italian verb figurarsi (Part 1). Figurati comes from the infinitive figurarsi. The verb figurarsi in Italian is used mainly in the second singular person – figurati – in the first plural person – figuriamoci – and in the second plural person – figuratevi. Finally, the verb figurarsi is used also in the polite form…

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New Italian movies to watch

New Italian movies to watch

Are you always looking for new resources to improve your Italian? Look no further, because today I’m going to give you a small list of new Italian movies you can watch. The nest – Il nido The nest is an Italian horror/drama movie directed by Roberto de Feo. Here’s the plot. Samuel is a wheelchair-bound child who lives with his mother Elena in an isolated villa surrounded by the woods. Elena doesn’t allow Samuel to leave the house so he grows up protected but deeply unsatisfied for the situation he’s living in. Moreover, strange things keep happening in the house.…

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The different meanings of the Italian verb figurarsi (Part 1)

The different meanings of the Italian verb figurarsi (Part 1)

Figurarsi is one of those Italian words that is widely used in Italian and that can have different meanings. Let’s see all of them. 1. You’re welcome; don’t mention it One of the different meanings of the verb figurarsi is you’re welcome. So, it’s used to reply to someone that says grazie – thank you – to you. Examples a. + Grazie del consiglio. – Figurati! + Thank you for the advice. – You’re welcome/don’t mention it! b. + Grazie del passaggio. – Figurati + Thank you for the lift. – You’re welcome/don’t mention it! 2. Emphasis Another use of…

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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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