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I siti patrimonio dell’umanità

By Claudia Quesito

In terms of size, Italy is definitely a small country: its total area is 116,350 square miles (or 301.340 chilometri quadrati). If it were a US state, Italy would be somewhere in between New Mexico and Arizona in size, and to make the entire US territory, you would need more than 32 Italie

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Learning Italian: Pronouns

By- Claudia Quesito

I pronomi are typically dreaded by language learners, but they are, in fact, here to help! They are used to make conversation smoother and avoid repetitions. The word pronome comes from Latin and it means “in place of the noun.” Indeed, a pronoun replaces a noun that has been just mentioned or that it can be easily assumed by the context. There are different kinds of pronouns: pronomi soggetto, pronomi complemento, and pronomi riflessivi

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Italian Design

By Claudia Quesito

Together with the unavoidable food, design is one of the Italian icons, known and celebrated all over the world. Italian design refers to everything devised and manufactured in Italy, including interior, fashion, urban, and architectural design. Some design items are universally recognized as made in Italy, but maybe not everyone knows that all the items that follow are 100% Italian.

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Il linguaggio dei fiori

By- Claudia Quesito

Few things are as universal as flowers. Their magical beauty, joyful colors, and intoxicating perfumes have inspired countless quotes and sent messages all over the world throughout history. Many flowers are traditionally associated with specific feelings, wishes, or messages. However, these meanings change from culture to culture, and it might be good to consider them before sending someone a bunch of flowers. 

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L’italiano svizzero

By Claudia Quesito

Italian is widely spoken in many countries and is the national language of Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, as well as one of the national languages of Switzerland. While there’s virtually no difference between the Italian spoken in San Marino, Vatican City, and Italy, Swiss Italian features several variations that might puzzle many Italians. 

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