By Michael San Filippo, About.com Guide
Italian names, both first names and last names, follow certain conventions. Baby names oftentimes originate from a relative, while surnames typically have arisen from geographic location, description, patronym, or trade.
- Italian Baby Names
- Italian Last Names
- The Meaning and Origin of Italian Last Names
- Pronouncing Italian Last Names
Holidays and holy days in Italy are celebrated with a variety of customs and traditions that date back hundreds of years.
- List of Italian Holidays
- Be My Italian Valentine!
- A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale!
- Buona Pasqua! Easter in Italy
- Pesce d'Aprile! April Fool's Day In Italy
- Thanksgiving in Italy
- Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy
- Il Presepe: The Tradition Of Crèches
Each region of Italy has a distinct cuisine and traditional dish incorporating fresh ingredients and local products.
Italian Americans regard their language as one way to discover their heritage and roots. Learning Italian can connect them to family and friends too.
- Italian America: A Series by Danielle Oteri
- Learn Italian: Discover Your Family Heritage
- National Italian American Heritage Month
Sports play an important part of daily life in Italy. Some of the most popular Italian sports include soccer, cycling, Formula One racing, and basketball.
Traveling To Italy
There's no better way to practice your Italian than by visiting Italy. Conversing in Italian with a native speaker is an excellent motivational method too. Whether it's the world-class museums, art galleries, or Medieval and Renaissance towns, Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit.
- How To Ask For Directions in Italian
- How To Tell Time in Italian
- How To Decipher an Italian Menu
- How To Convert Celsius Into Fahrenheit