There are so many students at our school who, for one reason or another, choose to completely change their lives by moving to Italy. And we are happy, honored and proud to help them in this incredible change. Today we meet Akiko, a Japanese girl who studied with us for several months between 2019 and 2021 and moved to Italy to follow her heart. In fact, she has now been living in Piacenza for four years with her Italian partner. We asked her to tell us about herself in a short interview, where she also explained some differences between the […]
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The post From Kagawa to Piacenza: Akiko's Journey of Love, Learning, and Cultural Blends in Italy appeared first on Blog of Leonardo da Vinci ;).
When thinking about Italy, one of the first things that comes to mind is, without a doubt, the pasta. But today we would like to ask a second follow-up question: What associations do people then commonly have with pasta in Italyâs capital, the Eternal City? Whether we imagine bucatini or rigatoni or perhaps prefer tonnarelli and mezze maniche, pasta is an undisputed protagonist at the Roman dinner table. When walking through the winding, cobblestoned alleys of Romeâs historic center â whether you are Roman, Italian, or perhaps hail from another part of the world â stopping in a typical trattoria […]
In addition to being two delicious spoon desserts, easy to make because they are made with simple ingredients such as eggs and sugar, Venetian tiramisu and Piedmontese zabaione apparently share the fact that they have long been considered aphrodisiacs. According to legend, tiramisu was invented in the second half of the eighteenth century by the bawd of a pleasure house located in the historic centre of the city of Treviso. The lady, owner of the brothel, had apparently devised this sweet aphrodisiac to "invigorate" her customers and lift their spirits when they returned home. The name of the dessert, in […]
Perhaps not everyone knows that this saying also has a longer version, which reads "At Carnevale, every prank is allowedâ¦ but let it taste of salt", that is a witty, clever prank.This expression refers to the fact that Carnival, inspired by the Dionysian festivals of ancient Greece and the Saturnalia of ancient Rome, is a time when the social order is turned upside-down and all pranks are allowed. The oldest celebrations of Carnival as we know it today date back to 1096, when in the Republic of Venice masks and costumes began to be worn to ensure anonymity to those […]
In the heart of the vibrant city of Milan, our Italian language school recently welcomed a well-known face: Giannina Silva, Uruguayan influencer and TV presenter, spent a month immersed in our school's lessons, experiencing an all-round experience. The Beginning of a Linguistic and Cultural Journey Giannina's story in Italy began with a scholarship, and her enthusiasm was palpable from day one. Her lessons took place in the welcoming atmosphere that characterizes our school: Giannina immediately showed dedication and curiosity, the ideal student! Find out how her first week of classes went Giannina shares her adventure During her stay, Giannina shared […]