Italian Word of the Day: Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day)

Every year on June 2nd, Italians celebrate la Festa della Repubblica – known as Republic Day in English – which is the name of the Italian national day. It celebrates the institutional referendum held just a year after the end of the Second World War, in which the Italian people voted to abolish the monarchy …

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Italian Phrase: Buona giornata! (Have a nice day / good day!)

If you’ve been learning Italian for a while now, you may already be familiar with the classic greeting Buongiorno! which is how to say Good day! / Good morning! / Hello! in a formal context. Buongiorno. Come sta? Good morning! How are you? If you want to explicitly wish someone a good day however, it …

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