There is always a reason to celebrate in Italy, whether it’s an historical event, religious holiday, or festival. There are many festivals and holidays in Italy, for example, Christmas (Il Natale), Easter (Buona Pasqua!), etc.
As in many countries, dancing is an important component of Italian culture. Once such dance, the Tarantella (Tarantula), originated in the Middle Ages, and is said to be probably the most recognized song of all the Italian folklore music.
One of the most enjoyable ways to learn a language is over a meal or in a bar, chatting to native speakers. It is a good idea to brush up on your Italian skills for ordering food and drink prior to departure on holiday abroad. Learn to cook this delicious food with this list of Italian recipes.
There are a number of Italian texts, both classic and contemporary, that are must-reads for anyone interested in the history, culture, and language of Italy. Whether it’s a trip to hell and back, a year’s worth of love poems, or ribald, coarse humor during the plague, there’s a tale for everyone.
Italians way of dressing is changing, it’s getting more and more relaxed as the years progress; or, so it seems. Because nothing, absolutely nothing, in fashion, is accidental. Certain restrictions of the 80’s and 90’s have fallen by the wayside. To many, this is a good thing.