An interesting article: Rediscovering Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini English version Italian version by Gaither Stewart, Senior Contributing Editor for Cyrano’s Journal/tantmieux, novelist and journalist based in Italy.
“Accadono cose che sono come domande. Passa un minuto, oppure anni, e poi la vita risponde”. Things happen, and they are like questions. A minute goes by, or years, and then life replies. Alessandro Baricco
The Italian language is very musical. To improve your listening skills and to learn a correct pronunciation we suggest that you start “developing your ear” by listening to Italian audios, songs, and language as much as you can. Click here to listen and repeat what you hear.
Photo courtesy of repubblica.it Yesterday night Italians watched a very sad show on TV. Mr. Berlusconi, in a one-man show, called Italian journalists “farabutti” (rogue, dishonest), for criticizing him and the government. Saturday September 19 there will be a big march in Rome, in favour of the Italian press and freedom of speech. Check here… Read More »
From CyberItalian Beginner lesson 2. The key word to become Italian is “flexibility”; mental flexibility.
“Festina Lente” (Affrettati Lentamente; Make Haste Slowly) by Roman Emperor Ottaviano Augusto (63 BC – AD 14)
Being a waiter in Italy can be a well-rewarded profession, with a long-term contract. In Italy waiters have their salary so you are not obliged to leave a tip; however, la “mancia” is certainly appreciated and it is definitely a nice thing to give if the waiter provides a good service. Many restaurants are family… Read More »