Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world
Art, literature, and architecture are the fields for which Italy is traditionally known throughout the world. A city of beauty par excellence, Florence is one of the top destinations chosen by international students, especially Americans, who last year were more than 15 thousand to arrive in the Tuscan capital. However, that's not all: in fact, the Italian language is among the most studied in the world. . Let's find out why.
Leonardo's 500th Anniversary - Exposition of the Codex Atlanticus at Palazzo Vecchio
Twelve autographed drawings of Leonardo are arriving to Florence: the celebrations of the five hundredth anniversary of one of the most brilliant minds in the entire history of humanity are not stopping. Starting Friday, March 29, they continue with the exhibition in the Sala dei Gigli of Palazzo Vecchio of the Codex Atlanticus, on loan for the first time from the Ambrosian Library in Milan.
The question of language
"Si tuscanas examinemus loquelas non restat in dubio quin aliud sit vulgare quod querimus quam quod actingit populus Toscanorum". It is Dante, in his "De vulgari eloquentia" speaking, the father of the Italian language, reflecting on the illustrious vernacular as a linguistic model for Italian, stating, "if we examine the Tuscan dialects there is no doubt that the vulgar we seek is that to which the Tuscan people draw from”.
Stendhal syndrome and tourism numbers
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Did you ever find yourself breathless in front of a work of art? It's called Stendhal syndrome, from the name of the French writer who first experienced this feeling of oppression before beauty, right in one of the richest cities of art in the world, our Florence.
“I had reached that level of emotion where the celestial sensations of the arts and the passionate feelings meet. Coming out of Santa Croce, I had a heartbeat, life had dried up for me, I was walking fearing to fall.”
As in many other countries of the world, in Italy, March 8 is a day to celebrate Women's Day and those who have decided to study Italian in Florence, will notice: with spring at our doorstep, the city is literally invaded by the scent of mimosa flowers. Despite Women's Day being an international holiday, the gift of mimosa flowers remains an all-Italian custom that dates back to the immediate post-war period. Let's find out how it was born!