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Learn Italian around the world

Dec 2, 2020

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Learn Italian around the world

The Italian language is a Romance language that comes from archaic Tuscan and is part of the Indo-European language family. It is the official language of Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, it is also one of the official languages ​​of Switzerland. It is also spoken in CroatiaSlovenia. In Somalia it is used as a second language. It is estimated that in 2006, some 64 million citizens of the European community spoke it as their native language and 16.7 million as a second or third language. There are Italian nuclei in America. Although with less presence it is also spoken in Africa and Oceania. If your intention is to study Italian, from these pages we will show you places to “learn Italian around the world” so that you can choose the place you like the most to learn it with all guarantee:

New Lugano (Switzerland)

New Lugano, is the merger of the City of Lugano with the neighboring municipalities. The municipalities of Davesco-Sorengo, Pambio-Noranco, Cureggia, Breganzona, Gandria, Pazzallo, Pregassona and Viganello became neighborhoods of the city. Then, on April 20, 2008, the communes of Barbengo, Carabbia and Villa Luganese were also incorporated into the city of Lugano.

At present the city is considered the third financial center of Switzerland, the eighth city by extension and the ninth by population, and it is one of the ten cities with the best standard of living in the world.

What can you see in Lugano?

Lugano is appreciated for its monuments (especially churches) among which the Cathedral of San Lorenzo stands out, of great beauty. Much of the charm of this city is due to the presence of the lake of glacial origin, which in two thirds belongs to Switzerland. This lake extends over an area of ​​50 km², and its dimensions are 35 km long, 3 km wide and reaches up to 288 meters deep.

Its parks also stand out: the Giardino Belvedere, next to the lake, the Ciani Park near the center of the city), the Parque degli Ulivi (next to Monte Brè) and the Florida Park (which extends along the lake promenade).

Valencia, (Spain)

Valencia is the third most important city in Spain, with more than 800 thousand inhabitants. Its port is one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Its economy is based on its administrative and service functions, reinforced by being a very important logistics center (port, fair, Manises airport) for the regional industry (furniture, wood, textiles, construction, etc.). Thanks to the recovery of the Ciutat Vella (Old City) and the construction of the Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies (City of Arts and Sciences) it also stands out as a preferred destination for tourism.

What to see in Valencia

Valencia is a very beautiful city that has a lot to see, so you won't get bored on your breaks from Italian. 

  • Enjoy the City of Arts and Sciences: An imposing city where you can stroll and enjoy inside and out, whether it's watching an opera, an IMAX 3D movie, an interactive museum or the largest aquarium in Europe

  • Barrio del Carmen and its palaces: enter the cobbled streets of the millennial neighborhood that grew between the Muslim and Christian walls. Medieval buildings, palaces, frescoes, shops and restaurants, all very attractive.

  • You can also enjoy seeing and strolling through: Central Market, the Oceanogràfic, Valencia Marina and beaches, 34 Museums, Albufera Natural Park, Bioparc… and many more.

Buenos Aires, (Argentina)

The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine Republic, is located on the western bank of the Río de la Plata. The land on which the mega city sits is an extensive plain - the Pampa - with gentle undulations no more than 30 meters high. In its 202 km² live about 3 million people, and adding the population of the metropolitan area that surrounds it exceeds 13.5 million inhabitants.

The City shines with an immense and very varied range of attractions: monuments, churches, museums, art galleries and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with ancient trees; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. 

It has a very good infrastructure of services, with type and class accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main chains in the world. The offer in terms of gastronomic services is diverse, with typical restaurants and international cuisine.

San Francisco (United States)

It was the Spanish settlers in 1776 who founded the city of San Francisco. In what is now called the Golden Gate, they built a fort and founded a mission named after Saint Francis of Assisi. It was Spanish until the independence of Mexico in 1821. Later and after the intervention in Mexico by the United States. It became part of the United States territory. Its current population is around 900 thousand inhabitants.

San Francisco a city to visit

It is the cultural, financial and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a metropolitan agglomeration with more than seven million inhabitants, where you can also enjoy visiting:

  • Golden gate. At almost 3 kilometers in length, the Golden Gate is one of the longest bridges in the world. It has become the image of San Francisco.
  • Alcatraz. It is the most famous prison in the world and its visit is one of the essential things in San Francisco.
  • Lombard Street. While not the steepest, Lombard Street is the best known and most visited street in San Francisco.
  • Twin Peaks. With an altitude of more than 900 meters, these twin mountains are the second highest peak in San Francisco.
  • City Hall. Opened at the beginning of the 20th century and looking similar to Les Invalides, the City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in San Francisco

Montevideo, (Uruguay) 

Montevideo is the southernmost capital of South America, located at 34º 53 'south latitude and 56º 10' west longitude. It is located in the southern part of the country, with its back to the Río de la Plata, within the department of the same name. It has an area of ​​530 km² (where approximately 60% is rural area and the remaining 40% is urbanized or potentially suitable for urbanization). Its maximum elevation is the Cerro de Montevideo, with 132 meters high.

It has a population of over one million five hundred inhabitants and a density of 2,510.2 inhabitants / km2. Considering its metropolitan area, Montevideo has 1,668,335 inhabitants, approximately half of the total population of the country. Inhabitant of its inhabitants is Montevideo.

What can you see in Montevideo?

  • Museums of the Old City

  • Carnival museums.

  • Museum of pre-Columbian and indigenous art.

  • Taranco Palace

  • Prado Park

  • The Rosedal

  • Botanical Garden

Milano, (Italy)

Milan was founded by the Celts of northern Italy under the name Médelhan around 600 BC. Being conquered by the Romans around the year 222 a. C. received the name of Mediolanum. In the 4th century, the city soon became the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and was sacked by the Huns in 450.

The commune has 1,324,110 inhabitants (2010), but the urban area has more than 4 million and the metropolitan area about 7,400,000 (according to the OECD).

It is a city with a lot of immigration, coming mainly from the Philippines, China, Albania, France, Brazil and Bangladesh.

What can you see and do in Milan?

At any time of the year, better during the summer, going up to the Panoramic Terrace of the Milan Duomo is one of the best life experiences to have in Milan. They will be able to admire the city from above, and be closer to the beloved "Milanese Madonnina", the most venerated virgin of the city. So much so that a replica of the statue is placed in any building that becomes the tallest in Milan, because the city always has to be under the protection of the Virgin.

Milan is one of the most modern and important cities in Italy, without a doubt one of the cities in Italy to visit. In this post we leave you 25 essential things to do in Milan. You cannot do them in one day, so you will have many reasons to return or visit Milan for more days. Let's see what to do in Milan to know it at an expert level!

  • Go up to the Terrace of the Duomo of Milan

  • Admire the Cenacle of Leonardo da Vinci "The Last Supper"

  • Visit the "Sixitina Chapel" in Milan

  • Attend a play at the Teatro alla Scala

  • Visit Sforzesco Castle in Milan

  • Get to know the Basilica of the Patron Saint of Milan

  • Walk through Milan's last Roman remains