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How To Host The Perfect Italian Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Italian Dinner Party

We’ve got the recipes, phrases and cultural insights you need to throw a deliciously awesome Italian dinner party.
6 Of The Best Podcasts For Italian Language Learners

6 Of The Best Podcasts For Italian Language Learners

Good news: they’re not all too fast for beginners to understand. These Italian podcasts will make an ideal complement to your studies.
How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

If you’ve ever fumbled through an awkward greeting, here’s the international guide to cheek kissing etiquette you never had.
Vacation Cheat Sheet: 22 Italian Phrases To Know

Vacation Cheat Sheet: 22 Italian Phrases To Know

Make the most of your upcoming trip by focusing on these Italian conversation topics ahead of your flight abroad.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Italian?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Italian?

Test your knowledge of Italian language trivia. You don’t have to know how to speak it, but you do need to know its history.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Italian Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Italian Culture?

From delicious food to picturesque landscapes to pop culture ubiquity, Italian culture makes Americans say: ‘That’s amore!’
The Origins Of Italian Carnival Masks

The Origins Of Italian Carnival Masks

The Carnival of Venice is an annual celebration in Italy — and one that’s world famous for its intricate Venetian masks. In the festival, these masks are part of elaborate costumes that evoke feelings of pomp, elegance and even a bit of magic. But did you know that these disguises are more than beautiful pieces of art? Here we’ll explore how each mask symbolizes a character from the Italian theater tradition of Commedia dell’Arte, and cover a bit of the history behind these classic tropes.
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Fashion varies depending on the country you’re in. So instead of changing your signature look, you can just change your location.
A Language of One’s Own: Book Review Of Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’

A Language of One’s Own: Book Review Of Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’

Acclaimed English-language novelist Jhumpa Lahiri now writes entirely in Italian, and her new book is a passionate defense of her decision.
Starbucks Vs. Italy: Battle Of The Roasters

Starbucks Vs. Italy: Battle Of The Roasters

Starbucks has allegedly based its coffee shop model on Italy’s cafe culture, but how does it really measure up?
4 Untranslatable Italian Concepts

4 Untranslatable Italian Concepts

Summer bike rides, aperitivi and Sunday lunches at la nonna’s place: here’s a list of “untranslatable” Italian concepts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world!
5 Stereotypes About Italians That Are Actually True

5 Stereotypes About Italians That Are Actually True

Are all those stereotypes about Italians a legend? An Italian living abroad reveals the truth.
The Places You’ll Go: Italian Edition!

The Places You’ll Go: Italian Edition!

Part 3 of Babbel’s “The Places You’ll Go” series: We’re looking at our Italian-speaking selection, spectacular Siena!