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.
By Romance language is meant a language derived from Latin, the other main Romance languages spoken today are French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian.
Italian is the language that comes closest to Latin, it is its direct heir in both form and spirit. Studying Italian is equivalent to rediscovering the common cultural roots of Europe, cultural elements that were then transmitted to other more distant countries through immigration, travel and commercial relations and which constitute a common heritage.
Furthermore, due to its proximity to the Latin language, learning Italian will help you paradoxically express yourself better in your language, if your language is French, English, Spanish, Portuguese for example. This is because the cultured terms of these languages are closer to Latin.
Well, you understood: Italian can certainly boast the title of language of culture and art; think that according to data provided by INSEE and UNESCO in Italy there is 60% of the European cultural heritage and 40% of the world cultural heritage. Dante’s language, of the opera and bel canto, of the Pope, of great artists, painters, poets and philosophers.
The knowledge of Italian will be a tool that will allow you to get closer to this wonderful and rich heritage. And then? Italian is the official language of one of the founding states of the European Union, of a member state of the G7 and therefore of one of the most advanced economies in the world.
Italy is the fourth European economic power after Germany, England and France and therefore there are many countries that have close commercial relations with Italy. Italian companies with branches abroad are numerous and present all over the world, in the same way there are many foreign companies on the Italian territory.
Finally, knowledge of the Italian language still proves to be of particular importance for those wishing to pursue a career in fields such as design, architecture, fashion, restoration and others, sectors of excellence of the Made in Italy.
And then? And then you will discover the rest yourself by going to Italy, we are waiting for you for an unforgettable linguistic stay!