Northern vs. southern Italy – An insight into the economy of the nation

Northern vs. southern Italy has been a subject of discussion for a long time! “There is no doubt that Italy’s economic and social disunity remains the most obvious and least addressed structural limitation.” A study performed by Eurispes reached that conclusion. “The greatest incongruity of our country is that 41 percent of its territory lives…

Italian dialects

There has been a heated debate in Italy for many years. One party favors the term dialects, and the other opposes it. From a linguistic point of view, Italian “dialects” and the national language are on the same level. Both originated from Latin. What are Italian “dialects”? Italian dialects are not a corruption of Italian….

Colloquial Italian expressions that will make you sound like an authentic Italian

Here are some colloquial Italian expressions that will make you parlare come un vero italiano! We created this post because the literal translation does not help. So, we provide the meaning for each one of them. 1. A buon mercato – At a good market. Interpretation: the meaning behind the phrase is to buy something cheap. Who does…

Why is the Italian national soccer team jersey blue?

There has always been a question about the Italian national soccer team. Why is the Italian national soccer team jersey blue? Why was this color chosen? Would you be surprised to learn that this is a question that foreigners frequently ask about Italians? Why is the Italian national soccer team jersey blue? The blue of the jerseys…

Liberation Day in Italy

Liberation Day in Italy is a festivity held every April 25th. On April 25th, 1945, the National Liberation Committee of Upper Italy (CLNAI) officially proclaimed the insurgency against fascists in a radio announcement. The feast of April 25th is also known as the anniversary of the Resistance. The commemoration remembers the courage of i partigiani italiani (the…