Easter in Italy – Special celebrations

Easter in Italy - Florence

Easter in Italy is one of the most important celebrations in Italy, second only to Christmas. For those of you who are not familiar with the Christian religion, Easter, Pasqua in Italian, is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. On Easter in Italy, practicing Christians usually go to Church and then celebrate with their family and/or friends. However, in some parts of Italy there are special celebrations on Easter, which are worth mentioning and seeing. For example, special celebrations take place in Florence and Sulmona. EASTER IN FLORENCE To explain why Easter is celebrated…

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How to say I love you in Italian

“How do you say I love you in Italian?” Apparently, this is one of the most googled questions. So, since Saint Valentine’s day is approaching, in today’s article, I’m going to answer this question. But before telling you how to say I love you in Italian, let’s see where the feast of Saint Valentine comes from. SAINT VALENTINE – ORIGINS Everyone knows that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers but few know that he’s also the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers. But who was St. Valentine? It seems that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest.…

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Italian comedies to watch – Adriano Celentano

Italian comedies to watch - Adriano Celentano

  Adriano Celentano is a celebrity in Italy. He’s a famous Italian singer, composer and actor. He was nicknamed “Il Molleggiato” because of his dancing. His career as a singer started in 1956 with a boy band but the real success would come only three years later with the song Il tuo bacio è come il rock. Since then, he has sold over 150 million records and produced many famous songs such as 24.000 baci, Azzurro, Una carezza in un pugno, etc. But as I already mentioned, Adriano Celentano worked also as an actor. He played in 40 films, mostly…

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Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learn Italian with Italian comics

Learning Italian can be stressful, it’s true, but it should be an exciting and fun experience too. For example, you can learn Italian through conversation – which, trust me, it’s really funny and the perfect way to learn informal Italian expressions. You can learn Italian through songs – have a look at Learn to speak Italian with Italian songs for the benefits of songs on language learning. And you can also learn Italian with Italian comics. Even schools have started to use comics in the last few years as a teaching method. Now, you can even find comics that teach…

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From Italy with love: Italian gift ideas

From Italy with love Italian gift ideas

Christmas is approaching fast. Have you already bought all the gifts for your family and friends? No? Then here are a few Italian gift ideas among which you can choose. FOOD Italy produces tons and tons of good food. However, for people living abroad it’s sometimes difficult to find authentic Italian food in shops or stores – by the way, do you know how to recognize fake Italian food? Anyway, thanks to online shops part of this problem can be solved. Let’s see some typical Italian food you can buy online without worries. Panettone: is a traditional Italian cake that…

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