Fratelli D’Italia – Italian National Anthem Lyrics & English Translation

Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of Italians), best known amongst Italians as Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) or Inno di Mameli (Mameli’s Hymn), is the Italian national anthem, and what better day to talk about it than Italy’s national holiday, La Festa della Repubblica? Written by Goffredo Mameli and set to music by Michele …

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Lucio Dalla – Caruso: Italian Lyrics and English Translation

Caruso is one of the most well-known Italian love songs. Written in 1986 by singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla, it is dedicated to acclaimed Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso. In an interview, Dalla revealed the origin and meaning of the lyrics. After his boat broke down between Sorrento and Capri, the singer-songwriter had no choice but to …

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Bella Ciao – Original Italian Lyrics & English Translation

These days, Bella Ciao is widely known as a generic protest song, but did you know that it has its origins in the risaie (rice fields) of northern Italy? That’s right – it was first sung by the mondine (rice weeders) whose job was to weed the paddies to promote the growth of the young …

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