We have selected five typically Italian vegetarian dishes that you can effortlessly prepare at home this summer.
Places to discover, people to meet, news about art, cinema, music, literature and much more
Now that Italian wellness facilities, from spas to fitness centres, have opened their doors again, we will tell you some secrets to make the most of your stay.
Let’s get to know artist Riccardo Guasco and his very original campaign dedicated to kindness, titled Piccola campagna inventata per la tutela della gentilezza.
Now that Italy is reopening to leisure travelers, let’s see what you need to know to plan your holidays.
June is Pride Month and at ScuolaScuola we celebrate it with a reflection on the use of the asterisk for gender neutrality in Italian. Buona lettura a tutt*!
Let’s dive into the underwater world of Luca, the Disney Pixar feature-length movie that next summer will bring you to the Italian Riviera
The 104th edition of the Giro d’Italia is drawing to a close but it’s always time to learn Italian. Improve your vocabulary with ScuolaScuola!
Learn more about all the places Stanley Tucci visited in “Searching For Italy” for your next trip to Italy. Bentrovati, studenti di ScuolaScuola! We know you all loved the series Searching for Italy, hosted by Stanley Tucci for CNNtravel. Waiting to actually be able to visit Italy again, let’s start planning your future trips with … Continued
Some trends emerged from the latest Milan Fashion Week and some food for thought, with a special focus on collections by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino.
In this article we recommend you a TV show and a book that will help you progress on your learning journey
Discover the culinary traditions of Trentino Alto-Adige with ScuolaScuola with a special focus on three typical dishes
At the end of 2020, Italian étoile Roberto Bolle published his latest book, Parole che danzano.
3 seasonal ingredients for 5 everyday recipes from Italy Holidays are over, Christmas decorations are back in their boxes and we have come back to work. If you’re feeling exhausted from juggling work with private life, have less time for yourself and to cook a proper meal, or you’re simply looking for recipes to make … Continued
Until February 15th you can watch Linda di Chamounix, a semiserious opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, on the website of Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
In the year of the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, Giovanni Cova & C. dedicates its panettone to the great artist A panettone dedicated to Raphael While all the exhibitions organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death are close because of the pandemic, Giovanni Cova & C., a renowned pastry shop in Milan, … Continued
Il Natale di Francesco is the project that brings Giotto’s frescoes outside the Basilica of St Francis and throughout Assisi During the festive season, tradition and innovation meet in Assisi, where Mario Cucinella’s lighting design project, powered by Enel X, illuminates the whole city. The initiative, titled Il Natale di Francesco (The Christmas of Francis), … Continued
Now that Christmas is coming, we are sharing our tips to make it more Italian Grab your coziest blanket, a sweet slice of panettone, a hot drink, and stay a few minutes with us to discover our tips for a very Italian Christmas. Keep learning Italian There are so many things you can do to … Continued
Discover the fascinating universe of Italian bread with ScuolaScuola Bread is much more than food: thanks to its simple ingredients and the nourishment it provides, it is a staple of the human diet across many cultures, with an ancient history dating back to the Neolithic period, charged with symbolic and ritual meanings. It has been … Continued
Here are four quick and fresh dishes that Italians love in summer If you think that Italian cuisine is all about fried food, lasagne, elaborate dishes, you definitely need to read this article. And if you are looking for some basic yet tasty ideas, you’re in the right place! In summertime it’s quite hard to … Continued
Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone passed away a few weeks ago and this is our tribute to the Maestro On July 6th, another Italian genius passed away. Ennio Morricone, eclectic and prolific composer and conductor, leaves us his timeless compositions, and Rome, his hometown, dedicates its music complex Auditorium Parco della Musica to him. … Continued
The ICFF is back with a new format: the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival is about to start and we want to give you some advice on the Italian films on schedule Outdoor cinema is one of the unique ingredients of summertime in the city. After all, what’s more fun, engaging and social than grabbing some … Continued
Italian museums and cultural sites are reopening their doors to visitors, and so let’s discover some of them After the months-long lockdown, Italy has started reopening museums, archives, libraries, archeological sites and churches to the public. Since everyone’s health is a priority, only the cultural sites able to guarantee safety and social distancing measures have been able to welcome … Continued
Some tips to improve your Italian by watching The Trial and other TV series Have you always dreamt of learning Italian by watching TV? Do you remember what we told you about immersion? Watching a TV show in Italian will help you boost your linguistic skills if you know how to do it. How to learn Italian with … Continued
In Italy, bars, cafés and restaurants are open again. Let’s discover what’s going on. After three months spent between stovetop and the oven, experimenting (more or less successfully) with new, traditional dishes or refined recipes from celebrity chefs’ cookbooks, we Italians can finally return to our favorite restaurants. Or at least we hope we can. … Continued
My Brilliant Friend is a resounding international success both as a book and as a TV series. Let’s discover something about the protagonists We will probably have to wait until next spring to watch the third season of My Brilliant Friend – Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, HBO is broadcasting the last episodes … Continued
Not only museums: there are many other interesting places where you can discover more about Italian culture and history Our virtual tour of Italian museums ended at the Vatican Museums, but our journey to discover Italian cultural heritage continues today, not far away from the Vatican City. All the following places brim with history and … Continued
Let’s discover a traditional Easter cake from Southern Italy that will brighten up your table In spite of the proverb ‘Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi’, Italians tend to celebrate the main religious festivities with their family. This Easter may be smaller but nothing will stop us from preparing a proper Easter lunch. … Continued
Our tips to turn your home into a perfect learning environment How many times have you heard that, if you really want to become proficient in a language, all you need is immersion? You will be happy to hear that immersion doesn’t mean living in another country, but living in another language. I know what … Continued
Due to the Covid-19 health emergency, Italian museums and archeological sites are closed, but their websites and social media accounts are there for you Spring is usually considered the ideal season to visit Italy, in particular its città d’arte, and many of you may have planned a trip in this period. Unfortunately we cannot replace your … Continued
Carnival may be over, but you can still have fun learning Italian! Carnival is the merriest period of the year. You can wear a costume, do pranks, eat delicious fried treats. And the good news is that we can tap into this joyful mood to improve our language skills. Scientific studies show that being in … Continued
The carnival season is coming to an end, but there is still time to get to know one of Italy’s most famous celebrations: il Carnevale di Viareggio. The story of the renowned Carnevale di Viareggio is far less famous than the event itself. It all began in February 1873, when a group of young gentlemen … Continued
With the slogan La cultura batte il tempo Parma is the new Italian Capital of Culture Every year the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism designates a Capital of Culture to support and enhance its cultural activities. Nearly two years have passed since Parma was appointed the Italian Capital of Culture 2020. … Continued
Eat up the culture at Toronto’s first Italian Sagra festival! This month Toronto will host its very first Italian Sagra and it promises to be a most exciting event, full of culinary and socio-cultural wonders. What’s a Sagra? Sagra entails family, friends, traditions and good food. In brief, a sagra is a rural festival held … Continued
Traditional Italian food Italy attracts travellers from around the world keen on exploring its art, nature and gastronomical wonders. With its rich and diverse cuisine, Italy offers a long list of famous and traditional must-eat dishes. We have selected the top five that cannot go missing on your menu. Pizza margherita Pizza is a dish that has become transnational food, … Continued
How to learn and progress with your Italian Are you ready to get Back-to-School? Hours and hours of dedication, reading, a bit of Italian grammar, some friendly conversation and so much more will help for sure, but there are a few tricks to improve your Italian and make these hours of hard work really pay … Continued
The films and the glam parties that cannot be missed!
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Italian film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli passed away this June 15 at 96
by Sebastiano Bazzichetto Without a doubt, Venice – once the seat of the mightiest maritime empire – has represented the perfect setting not only for the Carnevale stravaganza but also for many, lavish parties and balls. This is the case of Le Bal Oriental, hosted by an eccentric millionaire at his Venetian palazzo on September the 3rd, … Continued
L’opera più famosa di Giacomo Puccini
Known in North America as Easter Panettone, the “colomba di Pasqua” – literally, the Easter dove – is a typical Italian cake eaten at this time of the year, as Italians celebrate Easter, feasting on chocolate eggs and bunnies along the way. The name of the modern “colomba di Pasqua” refer to the commercial idea the … Continued
Continua il viaggio alla scoperta degli oggetti che hanno segnato il design in Italia e nel mondo. Con l’espressione design italiano si fa riferimento a tutte le forme di disegno industriale inventate e realizzate in Italia, compresa la progettazione di interni, la progettazione urbana, il design della moda e la progettazione architettonica. Radio Cubo TS502 … Continued
*translated and adapted from the blog A Venetian in Toronto Born into one of the most aristocratic families of Southern Italy, her full name would have been Marella Agnelli Duchess of Melito, Princess of Caracciolo di Castagneto and Neapolitan Patrician by blood and birth. But for her whole life, once she came under the scrutiny … Continued
In Italy we have sweets and cakes for every occasion. Whether we have to honor a patron saint or the remembrance of an olden battle, we have plenty of greedy treats to celebrate it properly. The Carnevale is one of those festivities and everything must be rigorously fried. So forget your diet and guilt, and … Continued
A Venezia il periodo del Carnevale era (ed è) il momento più adatto per i travestimenti e le mascherate. L’Arte dei Mascareri (mascherai) aveva un proprio statuto, chiamato la Mariegola, conservato nell’Archivio di Stato di Venezia e risale al 1436: con il doge Francesco Foscari, la festa di Carnevale diventa un’occasione che si ripeteva ogni … Continued