The History of Rome: ORIGINS and downfall of the EMPIRE (summary)

In this lesson we will talk about the history of Rome: a city, a republic and an empire, whose history left a permanent mark in the Italian culture and beyond! We will quickly go through the history of Rome since its legendary origins to the peak of its power, when it became the widest empire of antiquity.


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DIALECTS in Italy: How many are there? Where are they spoken? How are they spoken?

Have you ever noticed that in Italy people often speak in different ways depending on which region and city they come from? Have you ever wondered if it exists, actually, a “pure” Italian? In this article we are going to talk about the different Italian dialects, so the regional languages spoken in the several Italian territories, from North to South.

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Basic Italian Grammar rules that every Foreign Student should know!

In the following lesson we’ll deal with the most important grammar rules in Italian (taken from our previous lessons) that every foreign student should know to perfection. Stay with us to refresh your skills!

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SENSE of HUMOR in Italian: 6 jokes explained

This article will be a bit different than usual: we will talk about the sense of humor in the Italian language. Obviously, humor is a human ability that is independent from the spoken language, but today I want to talk about how humor works in Italian: I’ll tell you some jokes and we’ll see if you can understand them before reading the explanation.

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