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Language is the culture, and culture is the language. Italian culture, with a rich history in the arts, architecture, music, and food, is an excellent way to increase your Italian vocabulary while learning more about the customs and heritage of Italy.
  1. Naming Traditions
  2. Holidays
  3. Food
  1. Italian American
  2. Sports
  3. Traveling To Italy

Naming Traditions

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.


Holidays and holy days in Italy are celebrated with a variety of customs and traditions that date back hundreds of years.


Each region of Italy has a distinct cuisine and traditional dish incorporating fresh ingredients and local products.

Italian American

Italian Americans regard their language as one way to discover their heritage and roots. Learning Italian can connect them to family and friends too.


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.

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