Italian Grammar: Sè Vs. Se

Italian Grammar: Sè Vs. Se

Sé and Se may look similar but they have completely different meanings. Not only one of them has the accent on the vowel “e”, but also the pronunciation is slightly different. Sé is a reflexive pronoun for the 3rd singular person. Use Sé when...

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The Legend of Burano Lace

The Legend of Burano Lace

The peculiar nature of Burano, a charming island in the Venice lagoon, is engaging: small colorful houses, typical restaurants, and the voices of tourists wandering through shops, stalls, and lace shops, typical product of Burano’s economy...

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La Puglia

By now most of you know that my favorite region of Italy is Sicily; but close in second place comes the stunning region of Puglia. With miles of blue coastline, infinite olive groves and peculiar stone “huts,” the trulli, Puglia’s promise of...

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La Leggenda del Nodo d’Amore

  The Legend of the Knot Love At the end of the fourteenth century, during the numerous wars in the north of Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, lord of Milan, reached the banks of the Mincio river with his troops and camped there to work out a...

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La Sicila Bedda

La Sicila Bedda

“Italy without Sicily doesn’t leave any images in the spirit. It is in Sicily that one finds the key to everything. The purity of the outlines, the softness of every thing, the fragile reciprocity of the colors, the harmonic unity of the sky with...

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Italian Grammar: Essere Vs. Stare

Italian Grammar: Essere Vs. Stare

We get asked the difference between the verbs “essere” and “stare” all the time and, as always, while there are rules, there are also many times in which the two are interchangeable and things can get confusing. Main uses...

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The 7 Secrets of Bologna

The 7 Secrets of Bologna

A few months ago, talking to one of my university colleagues, I discovered something cool about one of the most beautiful Italian cities: Bologna. She told me how this city is architecturally stunning, how cordial local people are and how...

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