Using the Italian adjectives BELLO & QUELLO

Everybody knows that quello means ‘that’ and bello means ‘nice or beautiful,’ however now and then you might have read or listened to the forms ‘quegli/begli’, quei/bei, quel/bel. How come? Let’s start from quello You should be able to distinguish when quello is used as a pronoun (replacing a noun) and when used as adjective[…]

How to find the perfect online Italian tutor

I love learning languages solo, or at least I used to be. These days with my busy schedule I find it harder and harder finding the time and the focus to concentrate on language learning on my own. Currently, I have been studying Portuguese and Russian and hiring online tutors for both languages. The main[…]

Off the beaten track Italy: discovering Aosta

    Where is it? The city of Aosta is the capital of Aosta Valley (the smaller and less inhabited region in Italy) It is situated at the very north of Italy and  it shares  borders with France and Switzerland. What is the offical language? Why such a question? Because Italian is not the only[…]