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XIII Italian Week of Culture – From 9th until 17th April 2011

Posted by Monica on April 1, 2011

Also this year the Week of Culture organised by the Italian Ministry of Culture is coming with a lot of free events in Rome and in all Italy. This event represents a unique opportunity to visit cultural and artistic sights. During the week of April 9-17 (very close to the Easter Week), all the Italian State Museums and Archeological Sites are be totaly FREE 🙂 and it is possible to get your museum tickets in advance using the online booking service. I hope you will be lucky enough to be in Rome and Italy.

Free admission

“L’evento culturale piu’ atteso dell’anno: la XIII Settimana della Cultura.
Il MiBAC apre gratuitamente, per nove giorni, tutti i luoghi statali dell’arte: monumenti, musei, aree archeologiche, archivi, biblioteche con dei grandi eventi diffusi su tutto il territorio.

Appuntamenti per tutti i gusti: mostre, convegni, aperture straordinarie, laboratori didattici, visite guidate e concerti che renderanno ancora più speciale l’esperienza di tutti i visitatori.
Un’occasione imperdibile per avvicinarsi alla più grande ricchezza del nostro Paese: il nostro patrimonio artistico e culturale.” [segue]

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I Wish you a New Year full of positive surprises … in Italy

Posted by Monica on December 31, 2010

Auguro a tutti voi

un Nuovo Anno pieno di

sorprese positive, di viaggi e di allegria.

Tanti Auguri!


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Summer holiday in Italy enjoying Rome

Posted by Monica on August 8, 2010

Hi everyone, how are you?

I have come back 🙂  and you?  Are you spending your summer holiday in Rome learning Italian?

As you know, all around the year wandering in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery, but Rome in summer is wonderful: Roman citizens and tourists from all over the world can enjoy the famous summer festival in Rome called “Estate Romana” (= Roman Summer). It is not a real festival but rather a combination of multiple festivals with some running well into September.

Maybe you don’t know the Rome’s official web site where you could find piece of information about Rome events.

Here is it:  http://www.romaturismo.it/

If you can understand Italian I suggest “Wine and food Film festival”: a good chance to listen to Italian and to practice it before the film


But the “Roman Summer” is not only culture. It is also fitness:
“Mondofitness” -World Fitness
From 09/06/2010 to 16/09/2010

An exciting 30,000 sq.m. open-air gym with top instructors and ultra-modern equipment:   http://www.mondofitness-roma.it/

For further information about Rome  http://www.060608.it/en

In the next post I am going to teach you Italian 🙂

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Italian survival vademecum

Posted by Monica Corrias on March 15, 2009

Ciao!   Last week David wrote me: “I am travelling to Italy this summer with my family. How does your “blog” help me with basic touristic Italian? Pronunciation?”

If you need just a phrasebook and a piece of information, you will be better to read the blog “Phrasebook“. Here I wrote some useful sentences and I posted information about basic Italian.

I usually teach at school, so I prefer to explain students grammar rules and then to practise with them grammar information in a natural context, but I can also teach in different situations.  Sometimes I help tourists  to learn the basic Italian to order something to eat or something to drink or else; now I can also teach by Skype. Therefore, if you need an experienced Italian language teacher or if you want a tutor,  e-mail me! I am accustomed to teach Italian at every language level!

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how do you say Happy New Year in Italian?

Posted by Monica Corrias on December 31, 2008


Felice Anno Nuovo! (=Happy New Year!)  ovunque voi siate e qualunque lingua parliate … Buon Anno (= Have a good/happy new year)!

Happy New Year! (inglese)
¡PROSPERO AÑO NUEVO! o Feliz Ano Nuevo! (spagnolo)
Gutes Neues Jahr! (tedesco)
Bonne année! (francese)
Gelukkige nieuwjaar (olandese)
Godt nytår! (danese)
Szczesliwego Nowego roku! (polacco)
Novym Godom! (russo)
kainourgios chronos! (greco)
Akemashite Omedetou (giapponese)


Insomma… BUON ANNO!  FELICE 2009!

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Learn Italian calendar: Ferragosto an Italian holiday!

Posted by Monica on August 16, 2008

[read in Italian- leggi in italiano]

What is the meaning of Ferragosto? The 15th August is called “Ferragosto” from Latin “Feriae Augusti” = “the rest of August”, in honor of Octavian Augustus (from which derives the name of the month August). “Ferragosto” has ancient origins: it was a day off, the time for resting and thanksgiving for the fruits received from the ground but in 18BC were called “Feriae Augusti”. On “Ferragosto” the workers had the rest and used to receive a tip from the master.
After the fall of Roman Empire the Church transformed the Ferragosto, it became the “Assunzione” (the Assumption, one of the dogmas of Catholicism).
Keep in mind, when a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, most of Italians “fanno il ponte” (literally, they make a bridge), or make a four-day holiday, by taking off the intervening Monday or Friday.

Buon ponte di Ferragosto!

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