7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning Italian

Whether you love fashion, food or funny memes, we’ve got you covered.
A person taking a photo of an Italian hallway using their camera phone

Practicing a language every day for at least a short time is a worthwhile goal. It helps you establish a habit, and spaced repetition is better than cramming when it comes to learning a language. But it can be hard to fit learning into your schedule sometimes. One way to get around this is by inserting the language into things you already do. For example, social media! Following a few Italian Instagram accounts is a great way to test yourself a little bit each day.

Following Italian Instagram accounts doesn’t have to feel like work, either. You can pick ones tailored to your existing interests to make it fun and engaging. We collected a few excellent accounts that cover myriad topics to get you going.

For The Language-Focused Instagrammer

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A post shared by 🇮🇹Learn Italian, Be Italish🇮🇹 (@imitalish) on Aug 22, 2019 at 1:46am PDT

If you’re just starting out, you might want to follow an Instagram account that focuses entirely on teaching vocabulary. There are plenty of options for this, but one account we like is @imitalish. It gives you not only useful vocabulary, but also grammar and usage tips. That way, you can learn about another piece of the Italian language puzzle every day.

For The Italian Influencer Wannabe

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A post shared by Valentina Coco – Zagufashion (@zagufashion) on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:44pm PDT

The fashion world is dominated by Italian names, so we don’t blame you if style is a motivation for learning. You can follow Italian influencers to see what’s hot and what’s not. One example is Valentina Coco, who uses the handle @zagufashion. She travels all over the world, so not all her content is Italy-centric, but many of her captions are written in Italian.

For The Vacation Foodie

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A post shared by F O O D G R A M • Roma (@foodgram_roma) on Sep 2, 2019 at 12:18pm PDT

We don’t think it’s too controversial to say that one of the best reasons to travel to Italy is for the food. Before you head to Rome, however, you’ll need to consider the options. After all, there are only so many meals you can eat. Check out some of the food on @foodgram_roma to get ready. There are also two offshoots devoted to gelato and drinks, if that’s more your speed.

For The Photography Fiend

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A post shared by Igers Italia (@igersitalia) on Aug 16, 2019 at 1:40pm PDT

If you want your Instagram feed to be filled with beautiful photos, look no further than @igersitalia. The account is run by a community of digital creators, who capture incredible shots from around Italy. With Italian captions on each photo, it’ll help you practice reading the language while also getting inspired to travel.

For The Art Admirer

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A post shared by Gallerie degli Uffizi (@uffizigalleries) on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:37am PDT

Italy’s contributions to the arts are truly incredible, and no visit to the country would be complete without going to a museum or 20. You can pick up some Italian art vocabulary in advance by following the official Instagram of Florence’s Gallerie degli Uffizi @uffizigalleries. What is an Instagram feed other than a personally curated museum, anyway?

For The News Junkie

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A post shared by la Repubblica (@larepubblica) on Aug 28, 2019 at 6:56am PDT

You have to keep up with the news anyway, so why not do so in Italian? Reading the local news is a great way to really dig into the culture. You can follow an account like @larepubblica to get a quick dose of the news every once in a while.

For The Meme Lovers

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A post shared by TML (@tmlplanet) on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:39am PDT

This last one is for the memers out there. The @tmlplanet account is one of the most popular Italian Instagram accounts out there, and it pretty much just posts funny images. These also happen to be great for an Italian learner, because the phrases are entertaining and short. Plus, you get a taste of Italian humor.

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