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by porticando | Thu, 07/15/2021 - 07:07
It’s not your first time in Italy; you’ve traveled the whole country and have seen everything. It seems like you know “Il Bel Paese” (the beautiful country)…
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by Rebecca Winke | Tue, 06/29/2021 - 07:27
After a full year of almost no travel, everything is finally starting to open up. Italy has opened its borders to most countries and many tourists are expected…
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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:46
My sons have grown up in Italy but are completely bilingual in English (ahem, American English, that is) and Italian. When they were younger, this process of…
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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:19
One of the pillars of daily Italian life can also be one of the most harrowing experiences for the uninitiated, a veritable minefield of potential cultural…
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by rebeccawinke | Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:47
I have two teenagers in my house, so I hear slang (in both English and Italian) a lot and I won’t lie: I can’t keep up with most of it. Slang is the spice of…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 03/04/2021 - 00:50
Just like the umlaut (those two dots over some vowels) in German and the tilde (the squiggly line over the letter n) in Spanish, Italian has a couple of letter…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:22
Usually, coming to the end of something is, if not sad, a bit bittersweet. But nothing has been usual about the past 12 months and I think we can all agree…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 02/04/2021 - 08:05
It’s Friday, so it must be time for a new government in Italy.  That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but Italy has had more than 60 changes of government (il…
Culture
by AlexandraLawrence | Mon, 12/21/2020 - 09:21
Language lovers rejoice! Florence, already home to some of the most famous art collections in the world, will soon host the Museo della lingua italiana—a…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 12/10/2020 - 03:31
With December comes the most important month for gift exchanges on the Italian calendar, beginning with the Festa dell’Immacolata on December 8th - officially…