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Reflexive Verbs – Part 2

In <b>part 1</b>, we looked at how reflexive verbs are formed and how we conjugate them in the present tense. Let’s take things to the next level.We’ll work …

Language Learning

Portugal Regions Map

The map of Portugal’s mainland regions is the recent “NUTS II” version. Prior versions showed a larger Lisbon region. Portugal’s two island regions …

Radda in Chianti - Radda in Chianti, where the scenery becomes a home for your soul - Tuscany, Beautiful Everywhere

Chapter #1<p>If rock becomes civilization<p>Gallery<p>Radda is a very distinctive place, as typical as the <b>Chianti area</b>. The old village centre occupies the …

How To Use The Imperfetto

Today we’re going to continue exploring the complex topic of using the past tense in Italian.In <b>Using The Passato Prossimo In Italian – Part 1</b> and <b>Part</b> …

You’re a bad listener: Here’s how to remember what people say

We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening.<p>Listening is hard. We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, and that can be a dangerous combination. When you’re …

Using The Passato Prossimo In Italian – Part 1

Il <b>passato prossimo</b>, known as the present perfect in English, is not a particularly complex construction. The key lies in knowing which auxiliary verb …

Language Learning

Dammi Il Cinque … High Fiving In Italy – Part 2

In my <b>previous post</b> we looked at how we use the irregular verbs <b>dare</b> (to give), <b>dire</b> (to say or tell), and <b>fare</b> (to do/make or let) in their imperative …

How to Plan a Trip to the Lunigiana of Northern Tuscany

Lunigiana Map and Travel Guide <br>Plan a Trip to This Historic Territory in Northern Tuscany<p>The Lunigiana is the far northern tip of Tuscany, a rural …

Understanding Directions in Italian

Last week I published an article about <b>Asking For Directions</b>. The article itself was fairly basic, and probably not much different from what you might …

Cinque Terre Hiking Trails Map and Trekking Guide

Cinque Terre Hiking Trails Guide <br>Wander Italy's Five Most Loved Villages with our Map<p>The Cinque Terre consists of five well-know fishing villages …

Ancient Pompeii Map and Guide

Pompeii Map & Travel Guide <br>Visit one of the top Roman Attractions in Italy<p>Pompeii, and to some extent its sister site Herculaneum, are notable for …

The Italian Past Participle

How does the Italian past participle (<b>il participio passato</b>) work when used with the verbs <b>essere</b> (to be) and <b>avere</b> (to have)? Let’s find out. <b><br>The Past</b> …

Portugal to boost tourism with empty forts

The town of Elvas dominate the plains of southern Alentejo region near the border to Spain. But despite being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site …

European Travel

Tales From The Bar – Le Studentesse

Il bar is an essential part of everyday life here in Italy. It’s important to clarify that an Italian bar isn’t like a bar in an English or American …

Italian Curiosities – Part 1

After days of bitterly cold wind, snow and ice, we we’re desperate to get out of the house and see something different. We did!<b>Per domenica hanno</b> …

Qualche Problema

Indefinite articles are used to indicate an undefined number or quality of things or persons. They’re mostly straightforward, but there’s an …

Making Comparisons In Italian

When learning how to make comparisons students are usually taught to use <b>più</b> (more) or <b>meno</b> (less) and the preposition <b>di</b> (than). But is this always the …

Italy

The Italian Indefinite Article

Last week we looked at the six variations of the <b>articolo determinativo</b> (definite article). Today we’re going to turn our attention to the slightly …

Language Learning

Cantucci....Tuscany's Favourite Biscotti

Leaders and Managers Have Nothing in Common

Managers are one of the core business diseases of the Industrial Age. They are sacred cows who have been around only for a little over a century, but who should go away as quickly as possible. Few things are as disruptive, unhelpful, and unproductive in the workplace as managers.<p><b>Solve and Decide,</b> …

Leadership

Island hopping in the Gulf of Naples: all the places to go in Capri, Ischia and Procida

Many times, at this time of the year especially, we will often hear our coworkers and friends say out loud: there will be nothing stopping me from …

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Behavior, Says Neuroscientist

It's all about how we create the flavors<p>Any good wine snob knows that, despite the term’s intended negative connotation, the label should really be …

How To Use Accents In Italian

Spelling in Italian is simple: once you know the basic rules you’ll be able to read a word and pronounce it with a fair amount of accuracy. Knowing …

PICTURES: Weather warnings as snow and ice blanket northern Italy

Italy saw its first widespread snowfall of 2017 over the weekend as flakes fell from the far north as far as Tuscany.<p>While people enjoyed the wintery …

36 Hours in Naples…Singing Waiters, Pizzas in a Cab and a Sfogliatella Robbery!

Having blogged about my epic foodie trip in Puglia on Italian Talks, this post describes what my friend and I did next. Our goal was to end our trip …

It’s All The Same

<b>… è sempre la stessa storia</b> = it’s always the same old story … study, study, study! Yes my friends, but it’s worth it in the end! So, without further …

12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

<i>Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr/The Local</i><p>They say a picture paints a thousand words, but a combination of a drawn out ‘<i>boh</i>’ (a way of expressing …

Campania Maps and Travel Guide

Campania Maps and Travel Guide <br>Explore the Best of Southern Italy in Campania<p>Campania is the most visited Italian region in the south, largely due to …

Lucca Map and Itinerary Guide

The map below shows the city of Lucca, Italy and the major tourist attractions found in the Tuscan city. Lucca is one of the more interesting towns …