Category: Learning

What Makes Settimana Bianca Special?

Settimana Bianca, or white week, is an Italian tradition that brings people together to celebrate the best of the winter season. Settimana Bianca is considered an important social event in Italy, where people take advantage of their free time by taking part in activities… Continue Reading “What Makes Settimana Bianca Special?”

Pandoro or Panettone for an Authentic Italian Christmas… Which is better?

Christmas in Italy is a time for family, friends and of course, food. Italians love their food, and they love to share it with others. That’s why during Christmas, you’ll find the tables overflowing with traditional dishes and tasty treats. Food is a huge… Continue Reading “Pandoro or Panettone for an Authentic Italian Christmas… Which is better?”

The Ultimate Guide To November Events In Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and popular regions in Italy, and it’s also a great place to visit in November. From the stunning autumn foliage to the exciting events and historical landmarks, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Guide To November Events In Tuscany”

Castagnaccio – A Traditional Taste of Tuscany

Have you ever heard of Castagnaccio? If not, you’re in for a treat! Castagnaccio is a traditional Tuscan cake made with chestnut flour, water, olive oil, raisins, and pine nuts. The cake is typically flavoured with rosemary and has a dense, moist texture. While… Continue ReadingCastagnaccio – A Traditional Taste of Tuscany

Italians And Their Stereotypes

Italy is very famous for its landscapes, culture, food and… people! What we do, our quirks, how we speak with our hands, our accents, our passionate way of interacting with each other generate an idea of who we are. It is safe to say… Continue Reading “Italians And Their Stereotypes”

Why is it important to learn a foreign language?

Language is part of one’s identity and culture. From a linguistics point of view, each of us has our language, called idiolect, which is part of who we are. On a larger scale, languages tell us a lot about the people that speak them. I… Continue Reading “Why is it important to learn a foreign language?”