Tag Archives: Italian

English vs Italian Breakfast 

​While Italy is worldwide renowned for its dishes, the full English breakfast is arguably a competitor for food fame. So which nation wins when it comes to coaxing us out of bed? Let’s start where I started; England. Any English … Continue reading

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Italian Mealtimes: Don’t Choke on Your Pizza.

Italians are often stereotyped, among other things, for their passion for food and dedication to family, and although I hate to perpetuate stereotypes these particular two have proved to be largely correct. It follows, then, that Italian mealtimes – providing … Continue reading

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5 Italian Expressions & Oddities

If you exempt the few frustrations in communication that occur in the first days (or even months), there are many fun things about learning a new language through living abroad. I specify living abroad, because while studying in your home … Continue reading

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The English Emerges: My Cultural Identity

I never thought of myself as English before coming to Italy. It said as such on all my personal information, and it was the ‘British’ box I ticked when filling out forms and applications. But I never saw it as … Continue reading

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6 Italian Words and Phrases for Easy Tourism

Thankfully I am now at a stage with the Italian language where I’m not constantly translating words and phrases via Google translate. Though certainly not fluent, or even at an advanced level, I feel confident enough to get by and … Continue reading

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Being a Tourist in Verona

The other weekend I took another step into the world of travelling (bear with me, I’m a slow starter), spending a whole day in the beautiful city of Verona with nothing but a basic map, courtesy of Google images, and … Continue reading

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