Festa della Repubblica 2020

Festa della Repubblica 2020: How To Celebrate

How will the Festa della Repubblica 2020 be celebrated in Italy? The Festa della Repubblica 2020 on the 2nd June will be different from what we are used to. The tough times Italy has been through will obviously affect the traditional events organised every year. According to the new rules to be followed due to […]

Apps to learn Italian

Top 5 Apps To Learn Italian In Lockdown

Looking for apps to learn Italian? During this long period working from home, using some apps to learn Italian would be a great idea! As you have more time to study Italian, apps are the easiest way to practise while at home. You can use them between lessons if you are taking some or, if […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre Means In Italian

What does Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre mean? Chi Fa Da Sé Fa Per Tre is a popular Italian idiom! It’s so common that sometimes even if you hear only the first words you catch it! Idioms are just perfect: with a few words they sum up long explanations or complex concepts. The […]

Liberation Day 2020

How To Celebrate The Liberation Day 2020

How will Italians celebrate the Liberation Day 2020? The Liberation Day 2020 in Italy is going to be very different from what we are used to. As you probably know, the Liberation Day falls on 25th April and it’s a national holiday. The 25th April 1945 marks the liberation of Italy from nazi-fascism and the […]

B1 level citizenship

CILS B1 Cittadinanza: A Research

Are you studying towards the CILS B1 level for citizenship? The CILS B1 level for citizenship is one of the official exams necessary to apply for the Italian citizenship. The CILS certifications are released by the University For Foreigners of Siena. As we are a CILS centre, we regularly prepare students for all the exams. […]

Pastiera napoletana

Make A Fantastic Italian Easter Cake: Pastiera Napoletana

The Pastiera Napoletana is the perfect Italian Easter cake! Coming from Napoli, the Pastiera Napoletana is a traditional cake you might have tasted during the Easter period. A well balanced cake made with a crumbly shortcrust pastry and a soft flavourful filling…really delicious! As we are spending more time at home this Easter, we can […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Avere La Testa Fra Le Nuvole Means In Italian

“Avere la testa fra le nuvole” is a nice Italian idiom, do you know its meaning? “Avere la testa fra le nuvole” is the right expression to describe a temporary or permanent state of mind. If we translate it, we realise that it corresponds to the English idiom: to have your head in the clouds. […]

Peperoni ripieni

Peperoni Ripieni: A Lovely Italian Recipe

The Italian Peperoni Ripieni are a lovely dish to make at home! If you have tried Peperoni Ripieni (stuffed peppers) in Italy you might have noticed that there are different versions of this traditional recipe. This is not surprising: almost every Italian recipe has many possible variations that depend on the area or even on […]

uses of future tense

Italian Video Tutorial: Uses Of Future Tense

Do you know the uses of Future Tense in Italian? We have different uses of Future Tense to learn. This is why it is important to focus on each use and read some examples to better understand them. Let’s go through them watching this video tutorial!   In Italian we use the Future Tense to […]

Italian idiomatic expression

What Prendere Il Toro Per Le Corna Means In Italian

Do you know the idiom Prendere il toro per le corna? In Italian, Prendere il toro per le corna is a common expression. A very figurative idiom that you can easily understand if you think of its literal meaning: “taking the bull by the horns”. Actually, in English the expression used is exactly as in […]