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Here we gather all the information that might be useful for you, trying to answer your questions about life in Florence and the experiences here at Europass, and will tell you all about life in our small and welcoming school.

We are going to share all those little moments that help to curate the atmosphere of a place, which everyone who comes here love and are surprised by!

Italian Language Dialects

Table of Contents TuscanNeapolitanSicilianVenetianLigurianSardinianApulianMap of italian dialects If you have never been to Italy you might not know that if we change city or region we don’t sound all exactly the same because we have many dialects. Yes, if you go to Rome and you listen carefully to people on the streets you might not […]

The Best Ways to Learn Italian Online

Table of Contents YouTubeRadioMusic, Songs and LyricsAppsTv Shows, Series and MoviesPodcastSkype Lessons with Europass We know it, learning a new language is not easy, especially if your mother tongue is totally different from the one you’ve chosen to practice. The italian language makes no exception. But if you want to challenge yourself, you should start […]

The Best Italian Novels to Learn Italian

Table of Contents For ChildrenLe Avventure Di Pinocchio – Carlo CollodiFavole al telefono – Gianni RodariItalian Classics of the 20th CenturyIl Fu Mattia Pascal – Luigi PirandelloIl Nome Della Rosa – Umberto EcoMarcovaldo Ovvero Le Stagioni In Città – Italo CalvinoCrime BooksInspector Montalbano Books – Andrea CamilleriGomorra – Roberto SavianoRomantic BooksSeta – Alessandro BariccoEva  – […]

#YourItalianRoots – The Stories of the Romanelli-Buttarello Family

Table of Contents Mandor, the “mangiagatti” with the name of a heroRomanelli, a fashion name of Venezuela Perhaps you have seen our “Your Italian Roots” campaign, which gives children and grandchildren of Italian emigrants the opportunity to take advantage of a discount at our school, to allow anyone to return to explore their native language […]

Yoga Classes at Europass!

Table of Contents Yin YogaThe benefitsAsthanga Vinyasa YogaThe benefitsThe atmosphere and equipmentDefinitely, a different way to learn ItalianPersonal experience from a Europass student At our school, every Wednesday and Friday we like to meet up with students to take part in Yoga classes together, promoting wellness and joy. We feel the body, our breath and […]

Learning Italian on YouTube

YouTube is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways you can improve the Italian language.

Watching Italian lessons on YouTube is a great way to improve your Italian language knowledge; you can hear a variety of voices, listen to correct pronunciation, and decide when and where you want to learn.

Reading Italian Magazines: a Great Way to Learn Italian

Italian magazines

Newsstands and libraries are teeming of Italian magazines! As the proverb says: “Italy is a country of saints, poets, sailors”…and writers and journalists. If you are interested in a specific topic, don’t worry: you will find the right Italian magazine for your aim.

Despite of this, reading Italian magazines is a really good idea to improve Italian language.
Reading an Italian magazine is easier than reading daily newspaper, for which you need to be constantly and quickly updated.

The Best Florence Gyms

Gym stuff

Are you working all day or studying, sitting in front of a laptop? Are you one of us?

Maybe you already know that what we need is to go to one of the many Florence gyms: there are different and various alternatives. If you are usually demanding about that, or if you are becoming lazy with the beginning of winter as well, stay ready to read our list below and choose the best Florence gyms for your needs.

The Best Italian Radio Stations to Learn Italian

Vintage radio model

Radio could sound old fashioned to someone, but it’s definitely not true. Actually, Italian radios are still very popular and appreciated by both young and older audiences. When you’re out for a walk, or for running, have you ever thought of listening to some Italian Radios? Italian radio can keep you company, while you are cooking alone in the kitchen as well.

#YourItalianRoots – Songs of Italian Immigrants: “La porti un bacione a Firenze”

“La porti un bacione a Firenze” (“Send a big kiss to Florence”) is an Italian ballad written in 1937 by Odoardo Spadaro, a florentine songwriter and actor between the 19th and the 20th century.

He wrote this dedication to Florence in which he empathize with all those Italian immigrants who had to leave their home countries, trying to overcome poverty and to make a fortune.

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