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Traveling in Italy Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Consigli culturali per viaggiare in Italia, Cultural tips for traveling in Italy Se pensate adesso di fare un viaggio in Italia, purtroppo ci pensate due volte su a causa del Coronavirus. Ma pensiamo al futuro, e ad una bella vacanza nel Bel Paese. If you are thinking about a trip to Italy now, unfortunately you…

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Italian Idioms pt. 2 Posted by on Feb 21, 2020

Italian Idioms, pt. 2 Stare con le mani in mano – “To stay with your hands in hand”  When you think of Italians, I’m sure one of the first things you think of are the fact that they gesticulate constantly with their hands. (One stereotype that’s very true, albeit maybe a bit exaggerated at times..)…

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In Bocca al Lupo! Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

In bocca al lupo!   To us Americans, this seems like a silly way to wish someone good luck. ‘In the mouth of the wolf’? How has that evolved to mean ‘good luck’? Similarly to how ‘break a leg’ has evolved to mean buona fortuna, good luck, in everyday conversations here- from the backstage of…

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Il Carnevale in Italia Posted by on Feb 7, 2020

IL CARNEVALE IN ITALIA  Si avvicina un altro momento molto sentito in Italia: il periodo del Carnevale, in cui molte città si colorano di sfilate, maschere e bambini in festa. Another very popular moment is approaching in Italy: the period of Carnival, in which many cities are embellished with parades, masks and children celebrating.  La…

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