Bread, apart from being the staple food of Italian diet, has a very ancient history in the Bel Paese, which dates back to Roman times. Nutritious, fragrant and tasty, bread turns on the four senses and over the centuries has taken forms and types that have made it a fundamental food for our diet.
The origins of weekday names go way back to ancient times. The Sumerians were the first people to convert time in months, which is the amount of time the moon takes to complete a full cycle around the earth.
We can’t stop years pass by, but since time immemorial, we like to give names to mark it. We use the month names all the time, but do you know what their names mean? And who gives them names? The Romans, of course!
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While the Italian literary (then national language) and the dialect of the city of Florence and its surroundings went their own way, as they spoke in the rest of Tuscany?
Here are ten Latin expressions Italians use in everyday life, but not only Italians.
We have already explained how the definition of “dialect”, as widespread in Italy, lends itself to numerous misunderstandings: in fact it confuses the strictly linguistic and the sociological level.
When you think about Italy the first image that comes in mind is pizza, pastasciutta, art and culture in general. And how Italians speak aloud with voice and hands.In fact you can’t talk about Italian language without mentioning the common hand gestures culture that goes with it.
The Italian Language and its dialects has a long history and background. Several dilects from south to north of Italy still today defined clear …
Italian is a Romance language based on the fourteenth-century idiom used in the city of Florence. The official language spoken today in the Italian Republic and in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland is based on the Florentine literary used by the great writers Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio.