Italian Culture

Italian Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Italian Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve ever written about Italian, all in one place.
A Cultural History Of Pizza

A Cultural History Of Pizza

Something, something, ‘big pizza pie’ — that’s amore!
8 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning Italian

8 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning Italian

Good news: they’re not all too fast for beginners to understand. These Italian podcasts will make an ideal complement to your studies.
Italian And Its Dialects: The Clever Linguistic Choices In ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Italian And Its Dialects: The Clever Linguistic Choices In ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Italian dialects show just how difficult the task of translation can be.
Introducing La bottega di Babbel: Our New Monolingual Italian Podcast

Introducing La bottega di Babbel: Our New Monolingual Italian Podcast

Hand-crafted by Babbel’s own language experts, our new show helps you discover the culture and traditions of Italy while strengthening your language skills.
Go On An Italian Adventure In Matera, The City Of Stones

Go On An Italian Adventure In Matera, The City Of Stones

Here’s why this Italian city has recently been named the European Capital of Culture, and why it’s at the heart of our new Babbel course.
7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning Italian

7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning Italian

Whether you love fashion, food or funny memes, we’ve got you covered.
8 Italian YouTubers To Subscribe To If You’re Learning The Language

8 Italian YouTubers To Subscribe To If You’re Learning The Language

Let these Italian YouTubers inject some entertainment into your language-learning endeavors.
The Definitive Guide To Italian Gelato

The Definitive Guide To Italian Gelato

Gelato may be popular worldwide, but its roots trace back to Italy. Here’s everything you need to know about Italian gelato.
The 21 Most Common Adjectives In Italian

The 21 Most Common Adjectives In Italian

Knowing the difference between poco and tanto can come in handy in Italy. That’s why we made a guide to help you with the most common Italian adjectives!
An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

We talked to one of our Italian correspondents to dig into the language and culture of Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’!
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

This November, Babbel Book Club is reading ‘My Brilliant Friend,’ the first book in literary sensation Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.
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.