on the 2nd June in Italy they celebrate La festa della Repubblica

Festa della Repubblica: Let’s Celebrate The Italian Republic

Do you understand what Festa della Repubblica means? The Festa della Repubblica is an important Italian national holiday celebrated on the 2nd June. It was estabilished to remember the birth of the Italian Republic. The 2nd June has not been chosen by chance: it is the date of the national referendum which took place in […]

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What Restare A Bocca Asciutta Means In Italian

What do Italians mean with “restare a bocca asciutta“? “Restare a bocca asciutta” is a nice Italian idiomatic expression that you can hear while you speak with Italian natives. The meaning is not straight forward, so you might need to work on it a little bit: as often happens, idioms might be unclear until you […]

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Inspector Montalbano: “Il Metodo Catalanotti”

Have you already watched the last episode of Inspector Montalbano? Inspector Montalbano is definitely one of the most famous fictional characters in Italy, created by Andrea Camilleri. Thanks to the masterful TV serie directed by Alberto Sironi, Montalbano became incredibly popular in Italy and abroad. If you want to read more about this TV serie […]

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Discover Some Italian Easter Vocabulary

Have you found some Easter vocabulary during your Italian language course? Easter is one of the main topics in these days, so you might have already studied some related words in your Italian language course. However, there is a nice Easter vocabulary to discover: so many typical Easter traditions, customs and food to learn! In Italy […]

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San Giuseppe: Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day In Italy

Are you going to celebrate San Giuseppe this year? On the 19th March in Italy people celebrate San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), who was the Virgin Mary’s spouse. This festivity is very ancient: apparently it was firstly celebrated around 1030 A.D. In many Catholic countries, that day is also father’s day (festa del papà). Italy is […]