Valentine’s Day in Italy

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day, the feast of love, with its long tradition. Some couples really celebrate it, others just buy a bouquet of flowers and still others ignore this day completely. How is Valentine’s Day in Italy celebrated and what are the origins of this feast?   The Italian bishop Valentine, who lived in the […]

Die gute Hexe Befana

Für Kinder im deutsch- und englischsprachigen Raum ist Weihnachten das größte Fest in den Wintermonaten. In Italien erwartet die Kleinen aber danach noch ein zweites Ereignis mit Geschenken: am Dreikönigstag, dem 6. Januar, kommt die gute Hexe Befana, die mit einem Sack voller Süßigkeiten, aber auch Kohle für die unartigen Kinder, auf ihrem Besen von […]

Christmas traditions in Italy

Christmas is an extremely important festive day in Italy and, as in almost all countries, there are some special Christmas traditions in Italy. Many of these traditions are regional or family-based, but there are also a few Christmas traditions in Italy, that can be found almost everywhere throughout the country.   Nativity scenes have a […]

Unexpected aspects of Pisa

f you take a look at the classic bucket lists or books with places that you absolutely have to see, you can be quite sure to find Pisa with its Leaning Tower. You think you know pretty much everything there is to know about Pisa, that it is a small town on the Arno in […]

Football in Pisa has tradition

Italy and football simply belong together like ice cream and summer, sun and moon or beach and sea! So, it’s no surprise that the excitement for football in Pisa is no exception. Of course, the city is just as enthusiastic about football as the whole of Italy and is emotionally bound to the local Pisa […]

Sights of Viareggio

The Tuscan coastal town of Viareggio is well-known for sun, beach, nightlife and carnival celebrations. If you are planning a holiday in the popular seaside resort, you should nonetheless take at least a day to explore the sights of Viareggio, because there are quite a few. If you just want to feel the charm of […]

Calendar of events in Pisa in autumn and winter

No matter when you come to Pisa, the city always bubbles with joie de vivre and energy, which is also reflected in the numerous events taking place throughout the year: there is a rich calendar of events in Pisa all year round.   After the exciting Giugno Pisano, the countless festivals and events that take […]

Why should you study Italian in Italy?

Many students and professionals decide to learn a new foreign language and quite often they choose an Italian course, sometimes in self-study, at a local educational institute or as a language trip to learn Italian in Italy. There are certainly a lot of reasons for learning the language, but they all have one thing in […]

Warum sollte man Italienisch in Italien lernen?

Viele Schüler, Studenten und Berufstätige entscheiden sich dafür, neue Fremdsprachen zu erlernen und oft fällt die Wahl auf einen Italienischkurs, sei es nun im Selbststudium, an einer heimischen Bildungseinrichtung oder im Zuge einer Sprachreise um Italienisch in Italien zu lernen. Die Gründe für das Erlernen der Sprache sind gewiss vielfältig und im beruflichen wie auch […]

Viareggio in Tuscany

Viareggio in Tuscany offers more than sun and beach There are many seaside towns in Italy that attract tourists from all over the world, longing for the sun and sea, especially during the hot summer months. The coastal town of Viareggio in Tuscany is a popular destination for sun and water lovers; the small town […]