Why should we learn Italian?

What push people to learn the Italian language? Despite the political and economic relevance of other languages, the number of people who study Italian keeps growing, also in countries that never hosted immigrants from Italy. The cultural enrichment is the greatest incentive for learing the Italian language. However there are more reasons such us: work, studies, […]

Alghero, the Sardinian Catalonia

The Catalan language has several peculiarities. One of them is that Catalan language is spoken in Italy too, precisely in Alghero, Sardinia. This Catalonian song called “Des de Mallorca al Alguer” sings: “Des de Mallorca a l’Alguer, tots parlem el mateix” (from Majorca to Alghero, we all speak the same way). In fact, there is a […]

Naples: neapolitan dialect

Naples is a city with an intense and tumultuous history, always a country of crossroads of several cultures, as well as the subject of various domination by foreign conquerors. All these dynamics have greatly influenced the formation of its dialect, fruit of the footprints that have crossed Naples over the centuries. Greek era Naples was founded by […]

The ancient Italian heritage: the ruins of Rome

Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO with 51 sites plus 2 of Vatican City situated within Rome, followed by China (50), Spain (45),  France (42),  Germany (41), India (35) and Mexico (34). Even if Rome today is facing a decadent period where political crisis are commonplace from the point of view of the tourism it remains an […]

How many languages are there in Sardinia?

Both Sicily and Sardinia are one of the greatest Italian islands and they are situated in the Western Mediterranean sea, below the French island of Corsica. At first, Sardinia is the second largest island in Mediterranean Sea and, on top of that, is an autonomous Italian’s region. Among the several lateens languages, perhaps Sardinia has the most particular […]

Romance languages versus English

Romance languages are a linguistic group that belongs to the larger Indo-European family of languages. French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian are the major components of this group, all national languages. This wide spread of Romance languages is a result of Roman Empire conquests, as these territories adopted Vulgar Latin vocabulary into their language after […]