Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

Three Italian sentences about good luck and bad luck

The concepts of good luck and bad luck probably exist in every culture. In Italy we use Italian sentences related to good luck and bad luck quite often. When something goes bad for someone or when something goes well for someone, we immediately react by using words linked to good luck or bad luck. So, I think that knowing some of these Italian sentences can help you improve your Italian a little bit. Let’s start from Italian sentences related to good luck. GOOD LUCK There are many ways you can talk about good luck in Italian. You can read about…

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Five things about Italians that surprise first-time visitors

Five things about Italians that surprise first-time visitors

During my lessons I meet people from all over the world. Some of them have already visited Italy at least once, some others, instead, haven’t done it yet. People who did go to Italy, have usually different stories to tell. So, today I’ve decided to write about some of the aspects they didn’t expect to find in Italy. Here are five things about Italians that might suprise first-time visitors 1. Italians never go out with wet hair I was actually surprised to hear that someone, somewhere in the world – not in Italy, that’s for sure – is brave enough…

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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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New Italian books to read this summer

New Italian books to read this summer

I don’t know about you but during summer I like to read books while I’m on holiday. I read them before breakfast, after breakfast while liying on the beach in the afternoon and also before going to sleep. Reading is actually one of the major activities I do while I’m on holiday. If you’re a little be like me and are searching for new Italian books to read, here are my suggestions. 1. Lena e la tempesta Lena e la tempesta is a book by Alessia Gazzola. Gazzola wrote also a book called L’Allieva, that has been adapted as an…

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Weird places in Italy

Weird places in Italy

Have you ever visited Italy? Where have you been? Maybe in one of the most famous Italian cities like Venice or Rome? Or you’ve visited one of the isles, Sicily, perhaps? Ok. You know where to go to have fun and see historical sites. However, I’m pretty sure you still don’t know that in Italy you can find some weird places too. Cestia Pyramid If you’ve ever been in Rome, you’ll now know that there is a pyramid there. Yes, a real pyramid! The Roman pyramid is located near Porta San Paolo and dates back to the 12 BC. The…

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