Italian

La Befana only flies to Italy

La Befana only flies to Italy

On Epiphany Eve, the night before the arrival of the three Wise Men, an old lady called Befana flies the skies of all of Italy to deliver presents and sweeties, or caramelle as we call them, to children who have behaved well during the year and leaves pieces of sugar coal if they were bad.

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Off the beaten track…Rome

Off the beaten track…Rome

The capital of Italy, Rome is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With plenty of culture to sink your teeth into, all you need to enjoy this city is a good map and some comfortable shoes.

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Teaching in Rome

Teaching in Rome

My scattered methodology for studying Italian before my first excursion to Italy left me with, well, a scattered understanding of the language. There were things I knew well and things that just didn’t occur to me.

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5 Tips for language learning in 2014

5 Tips for language learning in 2014

We’ve asked successful language learners in Europe how to set and achieve language-learning goals this year. Personal success stories prove that the intention to actually speak a new language combined with achievable milestones, makes the language-learning journey exciting and fun.

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Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Given that Italian Christmas lunches are famous for being slightly longer than the average, you should know that when pudding time arrives, a second round of feasting starts again. Italian Christmas desserts vary from region to region but there are some that are popular on the entire peninsula and also worldwide.

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