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Surnames and Their Origins

By On May 8, 2017

Italian-American Herald This month our Italian surname feature will begin its coverage of surnames beginning with the letter “D.” In doing the research that is required to put this feature together, I… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Made Fun & Simple

By On May 8, 2017

I thought it best that we review prepositions from the start given that we have been doing holiday lessons and that prepositions in Italian, as in English can be tricky. This is by… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Apre il primo museo del Fiore, è a Sanremo

By On May 8, 2017

SANREMO — Più di cento anni di floricoltura sanremese: dai primi brevetti in Italia, alle storiche immagini della vita nei campi, passando per i vecchi utensili di lavoro, i manuali e via… Read More

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Principessa d’Orleans apre villa Principe a Genova

By On May 8, 2017

GENOVA — Il Trust Floridi Doria Pamphilj apre al pubblico la parte più intima dell’appartamento della Principessa nella Villa del Principe a Genova: due stanze da letto, quella blu e quella verde,… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Surnames and Their Origins

By On April 17, 2017

Italian-American Herald COSENZA — This surname derives from the name of the city of Cosenza in the Calabria region. From Calabria it spread to 18 other regions, the only one without this… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Made Fun & Simple

By On April 17, 2017

In this month’s lesson, we’ll learn about Lent and Easter in Italy while building your Italian vocabulary with food names, greetings and religious words. We start off with the common vocabulary of… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Leonardo, il genio in ogni modo

By On April 17, 2017

Da Susanna Squellerio Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci nacque il 15 aprile del 1452 ad Anchiano, a tre chilometri da Vinci, poco distante da Firenze. Quando Leonardo venne al mondo, nessuno… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Surnames and Their Origins

By On February 20, 2017

Italian-American Herald CONTESTABILE — This surname is derived from the Italian word for constable. In medieval times it was a title of honor similar to minister. Given that few present-day Italian families… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Made Fun & Simple

By On February 20, 2017

To date we have been seeing prepositions in our lessons. However, we have not learned much about them and how they are used. The next several lessons will be dedicated to learning… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Grande attrice Anna Magnani non sarà mai dimenticato

By On February 20, 2017

Da Susanna Squellerio Nun c’è niente de più bello de na persona in rinascita. Quanno s’ariarza dopo na caduta, dopo na tempesta e ritorna più forte e bella de prima. Con qualche… Read More