Musica, maestro! – The Most Important Italian Words Used in Music

Did you know that you use many Italian words, or words of Italian origin, when you talk about music? Concerto, opera, soprano, pianoforte are just a few examples of Italian musical terms that are now part of the English language. If you have ever uttered Bravo! at a concert, you may be interested in learning …

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The Best Day Trips from Naples: 10 Cities & Towns to See

Naples is one of the most incredible cities in Italy, but oh man, can it be overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there are many beautiful places that can easily be visited as day trips from Naples. From coastal beauties to lesser-known museums, all of them are great destinations to get away from the city and see …

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5 Fun Facts about Christmas in Italy

Christmas is a holiday of Christian origin which commemorates the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. The holiday period has expanded over time to more than 14 days in Italy. Many traditions and cultural events exist to celebrate Christmas and in some cases they may seem to be outside the mainstream. Let’s take a look in …

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How to Start and End a Letter or Email in Italian

Letters, although less used today, and emails are both useful ways to communicate and to inform others about specific situations. You can use them for informal reasons, such as catching up with an old friend. Or they can be used to reach out to a company about a potential job offer, or to discuss work …

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How to Move to Italy as an American

This article is part of our Bilingual Blog series, where we share useful information and tips about non-language related aspects of Italian culture such as food, music, travel and more. These articles have been written in Italian and English to give our readers the opportunity to improve their reading skills whilst learning something new about …

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The Best Places to Visit in Italy for the First Time

I luoghi da non perdere durante il tuo primo viaggio in Italia After years of dreaming and saving, there is one final thing you need to do to prepare for your first trip to Italy: plan your itinerary. Italy is a small country, but surprisingly incredibly diverse. The architecture, landscape, culture, and even the local …

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