Live and learn Italian in Agnone

Learn Italian in Agnone: Finding out about local life on an evening walk

Karen Jensen-Jones jumps into life in Agnone in the heart of Molise to brush up on her Italian language skills and experience a slice of authentic Italian life. In Maria and Giuseppe’s rustic garden in the ancient hilltop town of Agnone, homemade digestivo di clementino and delicious sour cherry torta were generously offered to our chatty group of More...

by Helen Greaves | Published 6 months ago
WOman walking in nature to let off steam - "Sfogarsi"
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Italian Word for the Week: “Sfogarsi”

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, it’s important to find healthy ways to cope with difficult emotions. One such way is through “sfogarsi”, an Italian word that describes the act More...

Takeaway Hawaiian Pizza
By Helen Greaves On Friday, February 17th, 2023

Speak Italia! The Domino’s effect

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull reports on the rise and – in hindsight at least, inevitable – fall of the Domino’s pizza chain in Italy, home of the handmade pizza “Solo l’idea More...

Italian Latte meaning milk
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Italian Word for the Week: ‘Latte’

‘Latte’ seems like a fairly simple Italian word, but there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye… Latte (pl. latti) meaning ‘milk’. In English, we understand it to mean a delicious More...

culaccino italian word meaning water ring-on table
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Italian Word for the Week: ‘Culaccino’

‘Culaccino’ is an Italian word which sums up an irritating party phenomenon. We teach you the meaning of this word and how to use it… We all know this stain. The unsightly ring left on a wooden More...

By Alex Godfrey On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Italy at your fingertips

Dreaming of Italy? Rachael Martin looks at how you can bring the country closer to you with online experiences, from live-streamed art history and cookery classes, wine tastings and more. ©iStockGettyImages There’s More...

Siena Palio, Tuscany Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Siena’s Palio: the Thrill of the Race

Having failed on previous occasions to see the actual races, Jane Keightley finally experiences all the pride and pageantry of Palio week in Siena… Photos by Jane Keightley This was far from the first time I More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Gazetta Italia! Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi

Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency took many by surprise, writes Tom Alberto Bull. But of course the Italians have seen this sort of thing before, in the form of Silvio Berlusconi… Back to the future Here More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Q+A: Teaching English as a foreign Language

Our experts are here to help with all your questions about Italy. Today, we look at teaching English in Italy… Q: I will be teaching English as a foreign language at a language school in Italy for six months More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Learning in style: Speaking Italian in Le Marche

Speaking Italian isn’t all about cramming verbs and vocabulary as Amanda Robinson discovers when she takes a language course with a difference in the heart of Le Marche. The fragrant aroma of our morning caffè More...