Tag Archives: Italy

Your Survival Guide to Italian When in Italy

  Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy or you’ve met an attractive Italian-speaking someone and you want to sweep them off their feet. Perhaps you have an amazing restaurant in Little Italy you want to visit or your Nona is visiting from the old country and you can’t speak a word to her. Regardless(…)


Dante Alighieri’s Way with Words

In our final look at language maestros, we are heading back to the Middle Ages to discover the works, and impacts, of Dante. Dante’s depictions of hell, purgatory, and heaven make an episode of Supernatural seem like going on a teacup ride at The Magic Kingdom. Or perhaps we are just easily scared… let’s take(…)


Italy’s Top 5 Foodie Favorites

Italy, the long boot-shaped European peninsula has a rich language, culture, and history. It is a stunningly beautiful and exciting vacationing spot, full of notable landmarks. For foodie fans in particular, the famous Italian cuisine is one of the many traditional aspects of its culture that must be explored when visiting the country. Listed below(…)


Oh Mio Dio! Phrases and Gestures to Avoid Using in Italy.

Italy is an amazing country to explore and visit, especially if you’re learning the language. You’ll have more than enough opportunities to practice a few key phrases while drinking a caffé or chowing down on some delicious antipasti. Coming from North America, you may find some cultural differences in Italy that are hard to adjust(…)


3 Unique Spots in Rome – For The Curious Tourist

We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of pictures of Rome, maybe you’ve seen a few movies set in the beautiful and ancient city…but have you seen the crypts? Have you heard about the spectacular view through a keyhole? No? Well be prepared to learn a little something about Roma’s more interesting and unique travel spots. Rome(…)


Study Abroad in Italy: Top 3 Universities

Italy is a country rich in history, culture and beauty. It’s easy to see why someone would want to live there, although many people often overlook how prestigious it can be to study in Italy. The oldest University in the Western world is the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088, and still stands(…)


Italy on a Budget: Top 5 Hostels For a Great Night’s Sleep

Incredible food. Stunning architecture. Friendly people. All of these are likely to come to mind when you think about some of the highlights of an Italian vacation. But the one thing you probably won’t look forward to is footing the bill for decent accommodations. Do yourself a favor and check into these hostels if you’re(…)


8 Places to Visit with Children in Rome

If you’re going on holiday to Rome, and are seeking the best places to visit with your children, then look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of the best family-friendly activities. With a massive range of fun activities available, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do with the kids to keep them happy(…)


Top 9 Phrases for Traveling in Italy

Ciao Bella! Rome, Venice; so many beautiful places and so much amazing food! Brush up on some key phrases here! 1. Allora – Umm. You’ll here this absolutely everywhere you go and it’s such a beautiful way to buy yourself some thinking time before launching into the rest of your well-practiced Italian. 2. Scusi or Permesso(…)


Full Immersion Italian Lessons in Esino Lario, Italy

Here at Listen & Learn we enjoy receiving feedback from both students and teachers. Upon finding out that one of our teachers offers both courses and the chance to stay in an Italian village near Lake Como, we decided it was time to hear from her: Ciao a tutti, bonjour! I’m Alessandra a bilingual teacher.(…)