Why study Italian?

View of Naples

The language of culture, music, art, although not as widespread as English, Spanish or French, Italian is certainly one of the most studied languages ​​in the world for different reasons:

Italian is spoken in many countries, both for reasons of migration, heritage or proximity to Italy like the Vatican, the Republic of San Marino, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Malta, and some Eastern European countries like Albania, Romania , Serbia, Montenegro.

United States, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, and Uruguay on the American continent.

Colosseo, Roma

African countries such as Libya, Somalia, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and even Australia, where there is a very large community of Italian descent …. and the list goes on!

Basically, wherever you go in the world you will meet Italian communities with their language and their cultural heritage, jealously guarded and preserved. Italian is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church. Italy has been for several decades, starting from the years of the post-war economic boom, a cultural reference point, for its lifestyle and passion for everything that is Made in Italy (just think of fashion, luxury cars and why not, even football!), the very symbol of that Dolce Vita and that Bel Paese, which for many have become true myths and ideal models of life.

Fontana di Trevi, Roma
Fontana di Trevi, Roma

For these and many other reasons, the Italian language and culture offer themselves, today as yesterday, as a valid alternative to the study of other predominant languages, to enrich one’s own cultural and linguistic education.

Finally, for learners of the Spanish language, the study of the Italian language will prove to be particularly easy and pleasant from the very first lessons, since the two languages ​​have many terms in common, as well as a somewhat similar morpho-syntactic and grammatical structure, given their common Latin matrix. Finally, I wish anyone who approaches this wonderful language for the first time a pleasant and fruitful study, based on their wishes and aspirations. –

Pasquale Pacicca