Reasons I love Italy and why I learn Italian

Falling in love with the Italian language has been one of the more beautiful surprises of my life. Growing up in an Italian-American family, with a grandfather who, as a teenager, emigrated from Puglia in southern Italy to America, Italy was no big deal to me. I never intended to learn Italian, and I especially never expected…

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…

A Visit From Studentessa Matta!

Ciao, ragazzi — hi guys! Okay, imagine my delight when the first person to respond to my invitation to share photos for this new post series was none other than Melissa, blogger extraordinaire also known as Studentessa Matta! I have written about her before (click here and here), and, being a follower of hers for…