Student Spotlight: Ryan Fontanesi

Perché voglio imparare l’italiano? When I was ten, I had the opportunity to travel to Italy. My nonno had planned a grand vacation that promised to be a cultural experience of a lifetime: three generations of Fontanesis travelling the country from Rome to Milan. It was one of the most memorable … [Read more...]

Italian Recipe Series: Pane di Pasqua

Buona Pasqua!   We've been seeing pastel eggs and brightly colored candies in the grocery stores, and in just 10 short days, Easter will be here.  Italy has a very long tradition of celebrating the Easter season.  In Florence, the people celebrate with Scioppio del Carro, Tredozio has its lively … [Read more...]

City Spotlight: Perugia

By Gina Fabbro Perugia is touted as small city with a big heart. Located in central Italy in the province of Umbria, Perugia does not disappoint in its colorful history, traditions, and friendly locals. What sets it apart from other cities is the dichotomy of old and new: historic traditions … [Read more...]

Quali sono le vostre risoluzioni per l’anno nuovo?!

How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? Up to 47% of Americans make goals that are related to self improvement or education. As much as 35% of those goal-setters have lost sight of their dreams by this point in January.  Che peccato! Did you know that learning a second (or third, or … [Read more...]

Italian Opera in Utah

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera.  With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century.  It didn’t take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.  In … [Read more...]