How to Learn Italian

Rome, Italy

Learn Italian and discover the Italian culture, famous for its “Dolce Vita”, a love for life and a fine taste in food, art, and fashion.

The Italian language derived from Vulgar Latin spoken during the last years of the Roman Empire. Today it is spoken by an estimate of 85 million people, the majority living in Italy, the Vatican, San Marino, Switzerland or Albania with additional expatriate native speakers in countries like Australia or the United States.

For centuries, Italian has been the official language in the world of music: Hundreds of Italian words—opera, piano, prima donna, and mezzosoprano, to name a few—have been borrowed by many languages to express musical forms, instruments, performances, and techniques. Many famous composers were Italians, including Puccini, Verdi and Menotti. But Italy is also famous for its food, including wine, pasta and, of course, pizza. Legend has it, that the Margherita pizza which features the red, white, and green of the Italian flag was created in nineteenth century Naples by Chef Raffaele Esposito and named in honor of Queen Margherita of Italy, because her favourite topping was San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. Apart from being a paradise for arts and food enthusiasts, Italy is also the birthplace of many luxury sports cars, including those by Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati.

Ever wonder how to learn Italian? You want to go on that trip but your “School Italian” was not enough and you are still lacking the “Basic Italian” language skills? Shape up for work and travel – learn Italian with Rosetta Stone and discover the rich cultural history of Italy dating back to the Romans: admire the architecture of the Colosseum in Rome or discover Vatican City, home to the Pope, take part in the Carnival of Venice, see the works of Michelangelo and Raphael in the Sistine chapel or take a trip to the coast and see the beautiful Mediterranean Islands of Sardinia and Capri.

Rosetta Stone Italian can prepare you to speak confidently in Florence, Milan or Bologna, Italy.

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Miriam Melchers

Miriam is Social Media Manager EMEA at Rosetta Stone. She said 'Dag Amsterdam. Hello London!' and moved to the most multicultural city in the world. She speaks Dutch, English, un petit peu Français and thinks German is 'ganz toll'! That's why she's improving her German with Rosetta Stone. She loves languages, but she loves engaging with our learners and fans even more. Follow her on Twitter. TIP: if you want to learn a language too, try a free Rosetta Stone demo.

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