What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?
Guest Writer! / Holidays & Traditions

What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?

A Guest Post by Rachel Vermiglio Smith All around the world, the end of October and early November is a time to celebrate the enduring connection between the dead and the living. In the U.S., we celebrate Halloween on October 31 every year, and while it may seem so, this isn’t just a randomly selected … Continue reading

What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?
Guest Writer! / Holidays & Traditions

What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?

My path crossed with Rachel Vermiglio Smith’s in a most unexpected way at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence a few years back, and we have been good friends ever since, despite being 6,000 miles away. She is an Italian art history expert, and being American with dual-citizenship, she provides a unique perspective to all things Italy. I’m so excited to feature Rachel as a guest writer for today…enjoy! Continue reading

My Crazy Journey to Learn Italian: A Guest Post by La Studentessa Matta
Guest Writer! / Italian Language

My Crazy Journey to Learn Italian: A Guest Post by La Studentessa Matta

If you are an Italian language learner, surely you know the work of my friend Melissa, otherwise known as Studentessa Matta. She shares her love of learning Italian with passion and enthusiasm, and right now, several of her sites are up for awards at Top 100 Language Lovers. In honor of her, and to encourage … Continue reading

My Crazy Journey to Learn Italian: A Guest Post by La Studentessa Matta
Guest Writer! / Italian Language

My Crazy Journey to Learn Italian: A Guest Post by La Studentessa Matta

Part of the joy of blogging has come through connecting with other wonderful people who share my love of Italy and Italian. Melissa Muldoon, the woman behind the successful Diario di una Studentessa Matta, leads the charge on sharing her enthusiasm for all things Italian! As a follower of her dual-language blog, I am extremely … Continue reading