Italian culture

Past Tenses: Passato Prossimo Versus Imperfetto

By- Claudia Quesito The main tenses used to talk about the past are passato prossimo (present perfect), imperfetto...

Learning Italian: Restaurant Survival Guide

By Claudia Quesito Learning a language is a process. There’s no real ending point and it’s a nonlinear...

L’italiano svizzero

By Claudia Quesito Italian is widely spoken in many countries and is the national language of Italy, San Marino,...

Italiani o europei?

By- Claudia Quesito In Italy, it is often debated how much Italians—as well as their fellow Europeans—...

Do You Speak English?

By- Claudia Quesito Italians start to learn English at a very young age. Even if English is only mandatory from...

Gli italiani e i malanni

By- Claudia Quesito Italians are very cautious about their health, and they seem to be prone to malaises that...

Learning Italian: Parole Nuove

Like many other idioms, Italian is a living language. It is used every day by millions of people, and it changes over...

Cities and Songs

By- Claudia Quesito Italy boasts 7,914 municipalities, and Italians tend to be very attached to their hometowns....

Vacanze Italiane

By- Claudia Quesito Chiuso per ferie: if you’re planning to visit Italy in the summer, you’d better be...

Nine Fascinating Italian Food-Related Expressions

By- Claudia Quesito “La vita è una combinazione di magia e pasta (Life is a combination of magic and pasta),”...