Asking to foreigners, pizza, mafia and mandolino are the symbols of Italy, but these stereotypes are just one piece of a huge puzzle. Of course Italy is famous for food, like pizza, pasta, coffee, but it was also the center of Roman Empire and later the craddle of Renaissance. Even if it’s a small country you could be surprised of the differences among villages, traditions, dialects.
This course is aimed at getting familiar with sounds and expression of the Italian language , starting from the basic notions. At the same time students will come to know history, traditions, habbits of italians, as far as a language is the mirror of a culture.