— Looking for something to watch in Italian AND like fashion? You’ll love Nina veste tutti: la webserie. Watch it here. [IN ITALIAN]
— If you’re like me, you LOVE learning phrases and idioms in Italian. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. Tufts University put together a list of really popular ones – in alphabetical order – for you to learn. Find it here. [IN ENGLISH + ITALIAN]
— Looking for an Italian dictionary that gives you more than just words? I’ve been running into Tatoeba for a while now and finally decided to give it a deeper look. It’s actually collaborative, so people from all over the Interwebs are reading and translating from one language to another. Type in a word in English and you get useful examples and phrases in Italian.
— Love reading quotes? I found this great site by Derek Sivers where he lists quotes from people and they can be translated into at least six languages. Most importantly, Italian. :] Read a few here. [IN ITALIAN]
— Unsure of what to do next in life? Stefano from MindCheats offers some advice on how to clarify your thoughts quickly. Be oh so enlightened here. [IN ITALIAN]
— Want to read quotes in Italian? Follow my Pinterest board Speak to Me in Italian.
— There are lots of ways to laugh in Italian. Here are ten that will make you smile from Mirella at Parlatè. [IN ENGLISH + ITALIAN]
— Where did Italian pop music come from, and why? [IN ENGLISH]
— Is it “tavolo” or “tavola”? What’s the difference? [IN ENGLISH + ITALIAN]
— This phrase – Quando la volpe non arriva all’uva dice che è acerba.- When the fox doesn’t arrive at the grape he says that it’s unripe. What does it mean? Find out here. [IN ITALIAN]
— Love Italian cinema? Read this interview with an Italian director from Reggio Calabria about his film il sud è niente. [IN ITALIAN]
— Curious about the history of Barilla pasta? Click here to see a very cool cartoon slideshow on its history.
— Looking for a place to practice your writing in Italian and have it corrected by natives? Try out Lang-8.
— Usually I’m the one interviewing people about language learning, but the co-hosts from Total Tuscany turned the tables on me and decided to ask me about the best ways to learn Italian. Listen in here. [IN ENGLISH]
— This nun went on The Voice Italy and wowed everyone with her voice. Check her out here. [ARTICLE IN ENGLISH/VIDEO IN ITALIAN]
— What’s the relationship been like between the Catholic Church and the Mafia in Italy? Trish Thomas, of Mozzarella Mamma, lays out the history and the present situation for us. [IN ENGLISH]
— Speaking of the Catholic Church, have you ever heard the story of the female pope? [IN ENGLISH + ITALIAN]
— Here are ten of the most popular sayings with food in Italian. [IN ITALIAN + ENGLISH]
My favorite? “Tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino. – Everything finishes with biscuits and wine. (Everything is going to be alright.)”
— How many of these false friends do you know in Italian? [IN ENGLISH + ITALIAN]
Travel Happy Loveliness
— This expat in Italy cracks me up. She swears a boatload so if that’s not your thing, you won’t be a fan. If you don’t mind, you HAVE to read this story about her mother-in-law complaining about how her boobs suck. [IN ENGLISH]
— Do gondoliers in Venice sing? You know you want to know the truth. [IN ENGLISH]
— Or what does it really take to be a gondolier in Venice? [IN ENGLISH]
— Lisa Condie tells us all about the reasons why she never wants to leave Italy. If you’re considering moving there, get to know her and be warned that you might never want to leave.
— Need a convenient guide for visiting Rome? You’ll love this app by Kathy McCabe of Dream of Italy. Check it out here.
— Thinking about moving to Italy to learn the language? You’ll find amazing value in this interview with David Mansaray who has done just that to learn Spanish from Spain. Watch it here.
— Is there really beauty in the frustration that Italian bureaucracy can be? Sarah Mastroianni from Not Just Another Dolce Vita says yes. Find out why?
— Thinking about visiting Lucca in Tuscany? A reader of this site, Ee-Tan Chow, wrote a beautiful guest post on the Studentessa Matta’s site all about Lucca! Read it here.
— A secret wedding in Cesena between an American and an Italian? Che romantico!
— We often hear about the expat perspective when they go to Italy, but what about the Italian perspective when they go to somewhere completely different…like…oh say…London.
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