My suggestions for your Italian holidays

Italian holidays

Excited about your Italian holidays? I’m pretty sure you are. After all, you’re going to have a lot of fun, eat delicious food, and see beautiful landscapes and historical sites. But do you know how to get the most from your Italian holidays? Here are a few suggestions that will help you have the best Italian holidays ever. 1. Make an effort and learn some Italian Let’s be honest, Italian isn’t as popular as English, I know, but this is one of the reasons why you actually should learn a few sentences in Italian. Indeed, Italians do love toursists who…

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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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Two creepy places in Italy

Two creepy places in Italy

In Italy there aren’t only beautiful famous historical buildings but also creepy places. Some of them can be visited, some others, instead, are completely abandoned. Today I’m going to talk about two abandoned creepy places in Italy. 1. Villa Pastore Villa Pastore is located in the town of Valenzia, in Piedmont. It was built for the Pastore’s family in the first half of the 19th century. The family was composed of a man, a woman and their two children, Elisa and Giovanni. The Pastores lived in this villa for some years before abandoning it after the tragedies that struck their…

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Frequent mistakes Italians make in Italian (Part 2)

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What are the most frequent mistakes Italians make when speaking or writing in Italian? Some weeks ago I talked about mistakes concerning accent and apostrophe – Common mistakes Italians make in Italian – today I’ll talk about some others. 1. VOWEL I The Italian vowel i can be tricky both for Italians and for Italian learners. Indeed, when this vowel is preceded by letter c or g and followed by another vowel, its sound is usually silent. So, it’s not surprising that vowel i is included in the list of the most frequent mistakes Italians usually make. Sometimes Italians do…

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How to recognize Italians abroad

How to recognize Italians abroad

It’s happened to everyone of us at least once. We see someone and even without hearing him speaking, we immediately know where he’s from. Of course, it’s not an exact science. Sometimes, we happen to be right and some others not but still there are some behaviours, or some features, that make us think someone comes from a specific country. The same applies for Italians. There are some features that usually allow people to recognize Italians abroad. Let’s see some of them. 1. ITALIANS SPEAK LOUDLY The first thing that allows you to recognize Italians abroad is that they usually…

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