Discover the Italian Christmas witch “la Befana”

Italian Christmas witch

Christmas time in Italy is one of the best times of the year. It is filled with traditions and many celebrations. The Italian festive season is filled with historical, religious, and traditional events, each with a valuable cultural and spiritual lesson or folklore. One of the most popular of these tales is that of the Italian Christmas witchLa Befana.”  Continue reading

The Best Italian Christmas Songs

Italian Christmas songs

The Holidays is certainly the best time of year. In Italy, many people love singing the most famous Christmas carols. To bring in the cheer of the season, Italian Christmas songs are sure to get you in the spirit and perhaps join in the singing and carolling of this wonderful time of year.  Continue reading

5 best Italian coffee brands according to Italians

Italian coffee brands

If you are planning to travel to Italy, you must try some of the most popular Italian coffee brands. Traditional Italian coffee is the best in the world because it is made with high-quality coffee beans. With many different Italian brands to choose from, you can enjoy popular hot drinks such as espresso, cappuccino, and macchiato. In this lesson, we will learn which are the top Italian coffee brands, according to Italians, and you can compare the best authentic coffees.  Continue reading

10 best Italian movies that are perfect to learn Italian

Italian movies to learn Italian

For Italian language learners who are also movie fans, you will be delighted to find out that there are many great Italian movies that you can watch and enjoy while, at the same time, improving your Italian vocabulary! Not only this, but you will also get a feel for the Italian language structure as a whole, as well as how to pronounce certain words. Continue reading

Best Italian proverbs with English translation

Today you are going to discover some of the best Italian proverbs with English translation.

Italian proverbs with English translation

Italian is indeed a beautiful and highly expressive language, which you will discover after a few lessons. You will soon find that the Italian language uses many interesting proverbs and colourful expressions you need to know. This article will discuss some of the best Italian proverbs.

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Best Italian songs for kids

Is your child learning Italian? A great way for them to pick up the language easier is to introduce them to the best Italian songs for kids!

Italian songs for kids

Using songs to learn Italian is very effective because of the melody, tune and lyrics. Italian music is very melodic and beautiful and, regardless of your kid’s age, it is a fun way to learn Italian.

Many people mistakenly believe that when learning a language, reading, writing and grammar should come first. While these elements are important, music introduces one to the language’s vocabulary and general rules and children are more likely to stick with the Italian learning process.

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10 characteristics that best describe Italian people

Would you like to know more about Italians? Today we are going to give you a list of 10 characteristics that best describe Italian people. This list was written by some of our students who are currently living in Italy, and of course these are generalizations… not all Italian people are as described below. So, read our post with this in mind please.

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What are the most common Italian surnames?

If you like the Italian language, you may be wondering “what are the most common Italian surnames?”. So, have a look at our list below. Today we are going to tell you about the history of Italian surnames.

what are the most common Italian surnames

How did the Italian surnames come into existence?

Italian surnames started to be used in Roman times. Before that, citizens were identified by their first names (in Latin praenomen) and their family names (in latin nomen). But when the population started to increase, some problems arose because many families had the same names. So, they decided to add surnames (in Latin cognomen) which derived from work activities, physical features, places of origin, and so on. Continue reading