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 […]

Spain: a mosaic of cultures

Because of the richness of its history, Spanish cultures has always played a leading role. Spain is above all a mosaic of cultures. Heterogeneous. Ancient and modern. Popular,Sacred and profane, Plural and diverse. The extent of its cultures attracts. The historical heritage is remarkable. And the vitality of the Spaniards fascinates. Spanish culture is extremely rich […]

Erasmus Experience in Spain

Spain is the most popular destinations for Erasmus students to study or train abroad, according to data from the European Commission.The Erasmus program has changed the lives of over 3 million students. All of these students shared the common experience of an academic and cultural exchange that enriched their lives and changed their futures. Erasmus […]

Dubbing in Italy and Spain

As Italian, I’ve always been accustomed to watching dubbed movies; moreover, Italian dubbers are praised worldwide for their long tradition and their high-quality work. Now that I am in Spain, I can notice the same situation: movies are always dubbed in Spanish, and their tradition dates at the 30s. This dubbing culture is not common everywhere in […]

Flamenco: where dance and music meet

Everyone that has had some contact with spanish language and culture, in fact of music, has already heard about Flamenco. This typical form of andalusian folk music has become along the years more and more important and famous in all the world. Moreover on November 16, 2010 Flamenco was considered one of UNESCO World Heritage. However, what do we […]