Italian Culture

Italian is a language of culture!
  • Advantages of Learning Italian

    A classic Latin language such as Italian provides students with an insight to culture rich in traditions. From parents and “nonni” who want to keep their cultural heritage alive, to those who want to give their kids a global advantage.

    Italian is also studied in many primary and secondary schools as well as universities all over the world. Learning Italian at such a young age will provide the upper hand for your child to succeed in their studies as well as in their personal lives and careers.

    “Un diverso linguaggio
    è una diversa visione della vita”

    “A different language
    is a different vision of life”

    — Federico Fellini. Italian film director and screenwriter. Rimini, 1920 - Rome, 1993.

    Italian Regions

    Italy is divided by 20 regions. The customs and traditions may vary even from one town to another. This is why Italy is so rich in culture!

    See the below map for some examples of the traditions each region is known for:

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    La “Bella Lingua”

    Musicality, Warmth, Beauty, Creativity and Passion.

    They don’t call it the ‘Bella lingua’ for nothing. Many people rate Italian, one of the most romantic and rich languages of the world. 

    Italian is the language having the “best phonetic fit.” It is the easiest foreign language to read, write, and pronounce because there is only one sound per letter of the alphabet (and four consonant blends).

    The Italian language is the closest to Latin, the common ancestor of all romance languages. 60 percent of the English vocabulary also comes from Latin. Knowing Italian may help improve children scores in English, French and Spanish and will also improve little student’s problem solving skills, their creativity and will be a powerful open minder. It gives children a greater opportunity in so many ways.

    Roma

    There are many wonderful reasons to learn Italian. One of them is to connect with your heritage. Italian Community has deep roots in USA, Canada, Argentina, Brasil, Australia and all over Europe. It would be an immense satisfaction, value and the sense of accomplishment speaking the language of your heritage and of your culture. There are over 85 million Italian speakers in the world (native and foreign).

    Since Roman times, Italy has exported its literature and culture to other parts of Europe and beyond, in the areas of Latin literature, Romanitas, humanism, political thought.

    Italian literature boasts some of the world’s most famous writers and thinkers, from Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Francesco Petrarca and Niccolò Machiavelli, to Giacomo Leopardi, Gabriele d’Annunzio, Giovanni Verga, Italo Svevo, Luigi Pirandello, and Antonio Gramsci, to name a few.

    Toscano

    Italian is the language of humanism, opera (and there’s a reason, many of the world’s best operas are written in Italian), film, science, fashion, design, and cuisine (being able to speak Italian opens doors in the culinary, tourism and hospitality fields for which Italy is internationally-renowned).

    Knowing Italian allows you to understand, appreciate, and analyse this treasury of human expression.

    Art – From Giotto, Michaelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio, Tiziano Vecellio, Caravaggio, Botticelli, De Chirico to Leonardo da Vinci should convince you of the importance of Italian art.

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    According to UNESCO (the cultural and educational agency for the United Nations), over 60% of the world’s art treasures are found in Italy.

    Como

     

    Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields.

    Futuri lavori

    Italy is a world leader in the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, graphic design, furniture design, machine tool manufacturing, robotics, electromechanical machinery, shipbuilding, space engineering, construction machinery, and transportation equipment.

    Jobs in Business: As more and more businesses are “going global” by opening offices throughout the world, knowledge of Italian is an increasingly important asset when applying for jobs.

    For these and many more reasons Italy draws thirty million tourists per year. This is fifteen to twenty million more tourists than are drawn by any other country. This enormous influx of visitors is due to the large number of cultural centres in the country.

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    For more and deep info on Italy Bravissimi recommends visiting:
    http://www.comuni-italiani.it/index.html

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