Ciao amici! Hi friends! I’m excited to unveil a new series called “Capturing Italy”. This is a quick post featuring a photo or two capturing the character, spirit, or essence of Italy, combined with some Italian vocabulary related to the photo. A sort of visual, bilingual word association.
But guys, ragazzi, I need your help (or at the very least, your photos)! If you’d like to contribute a picture, please email me at prayersandpiazzas(at)gmail(dot)com, or send me a private message via the Prayers and Piazzas Facebook page, for more details.
To launch this post series, I share with you one of my favorites from a couple of years back:
As I rushed to get my camera at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, I remember thinking that this cat was the luckiest cat in the world, without any idea of its good fortune, living in the shadow of the Duomo.
Parole Italiane (Italian Words)
- Un gatto = cat
- Un gatto grigio e bianco = a grey and white cat
- Che fortuna! = what luck!
- Firenze = Florence
- Una citta` bella = a beautiful city
- Un giardino = a garden
- Una chiesa = a church
- Un duomo, una cattedrale = a cathedral
Fun fact: The true name of Florence’s breathtaking Duomo, is as it’s commonly know, is actually La Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Saint Mary of the Flower. For a great read on the construction of the Duomo, and a fantastic account on life in Renaissance Florence, I recommend Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King.
Ci vediamo presto, ragazzi! See you soon, guys!