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  • I segreti della pasta

    Nearly every Italian grandmother knows how to make it, and it often appears during lunch or dinner. Cooked al dente, which literally translates to ‘to the tooth’, today we discuss the queen of the Mediterranean diet: la pasta. Read More...

  • In battello a Capri

    The easiest way to get to some of Italy’s most beautiful little islands – such as Capri – is by ferry. In this issue, we learn some key words and phrases that may prove useful on your next Italian adventure. Read More...

  • Alla bancarella della frutta e della verdura

    According to an old Italian saying, good cooking begins in the market. And this is especially true in Italian cuisine, which relies so heavily on the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. In this edition, we learn how to shop for fruit and vegetables like an Italian. Read More...

  • La passata di pomodoro

    Italians love food – they love cooking it and eating it. Each Italian family has its own special recipes and each Italian nonna has her own passata di pomodoro recipe, but the main ingredient is always pomodori, of course. Read More...

  • Natale in spiaggia

    With Natale (Christmas) and school holidays fast approaching, many families will be getting ready to spend a hot Australian Christmas with relatives and perhaps take a family break by the beach. Read More...

  • Dal fioraio

    Springtime blooms remind us to spread joy to those we love. Given on birthdays, anniversaries and other special events, flowers are appreciated all over the world. Read More...

  • In montagna

    Whether it be for the snow or to bask in the warmer weather, Italy’s mountains make a perfect trip any time of the year. Read More...

  • Buona Pasqua!

    On 5 April 2015, Italians will celebrate one of the most important Christian events of the year – Easter. Processions, religious rites, folkloristic traditions and sagre (food fairs) make Easter in Italy an event not to be missed. Read More...

  • In gelateria

    Eating a gelato is a popular way to keep cool among Italians during the hot summer months. Whether it’s in a cup or a cone, while taking a stroll or as an after dinner treat, any time or place is perfect to indulge in a delicious gelato. In this edition, learn how to order your favourite flavours in an Italian gelateria. Read More...

  • Pranzo di Natale

    Italians love to celebrate Christmas and share a meal with their family and friends, so Christmas lunch is one of the most important events during the holiday period. Read More...

  • Picnic nel parco

    Spring has finally arrived in Australia. And, as the warmer weather begins, Italians often like to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. At your next picnic, why not use some of the following phrases and key words to impress your Italian speaking friends. Read More...

  • Una giornata in spiaggia

    There are plenty of beautiful Italian beaches with pristine waters that are worth exploring at this time of year. To get beach ready, try these helpful terms and phrases the next time you’re soaking up the sun on the Italian coast. Read More...

  • Uscire a cena

    Italy is a treasure trove of delicious regional cuisines, wines and sweets. But when you want to order something in particular, there are some key words and phrases that may prove useful. Read More...

  • Dove si trova…?

    Italy is a beautiful travel destination and getting lost in the narrow streets that surround its city centres is part of its charm. But when you are looking for something in particular, there are some key words and phrases that may help you find what you are looking for. Read More...

  • Che tempo fa?

    Many people show an interest in the weather – and some don’t even leave home without checking the forecast. It is a topic that often comes up in conversation and there are several key words that will help you to join in on the discussion. Read More...

  • Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

    With the festive season fast approaching, we look at how to wish people a Merry Christmas and how to purchase gifts for family and friends. Read More...

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