LearnItalianwith Us!

Start Learning!

Italian Language Blog

Archive for July, 2014

The Verb Sentire Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

The verb sentire can be quite confusing due to its wide variety of meanings. 1. sentire literally means ‘to sense’, and is used to describe four of the five senses: l’udito (hearing), il tatto (touch), il gusto (taste), and l’olfatto (smell). When used to describe perceptions its definition is contextual, as can be seen in…

Continue reading

Shelley In Italy Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Written by Serena with translation by Geoff La settimana scorsa sono andata al mare a San Terenzo con mia cognata e mia nipote che erano in vacanza dall’Inghilterra. San Terenzo è un piccolo paese molto carino della costa ligure, fra La Spezia e Lerici. Mia cognata Caroline era già stata a San Terenzo un paio…

Continue reading

La Tempesta di Ugo Foscolo Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

Introduction by Geoff It’s been a stormy week. It all began early Monday morning when a violent thunderstorm shook me from my dreams and commanded me to write a blog. Yes, inspiration from the skies! We began with La Tempesta from Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni, took a musical detour to 18th century Spain, courtesy of …

Continue reading

Boccherini in Spain Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

One of the aspect of researching for my blogs that I really enjoy is the way that one piece of information leads to another, and a whole new world of possibilities opens up before my eyes. On Monday, for example, I was searching for information onLa Tempesta when I came across a song by Angelo…

Continue reading

La Tempesta Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

A dramatic start to the week! At around seven this morning we were awoken by a tremendous tempest that roared and shook its furious fists above our heads. As I lay there in awe … I love a good storm … the though came into my mind: blog! I had in mind a piece by…

Continue reading

Older posts