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A Glimpse of Italian Language in Your Italy Trip

Italy the Art of Good Living

Buongiorno!The Italian Language is one of the most fascinating languages in the world which is regarded as musical and emotionally expressive. Being the native language of about 70 million people, it is much used all around the globe not just by native speakers but also as a non-natives as well. There are countries which consider Italian as one of their official languages such as Switzerland, where they call it Italian Swiss. After the unification of Italy, the Italian language was then adopted based on the Tuscan dialect. This significant transformation didn’t just provide a great impact in Italy’s politics but also on the economical, social and cultural aspect. That is why many speakers acknowledged the national language as their primary language instead of their native dialect.

It is indeed a plus factor in your Italy trip if you know even just a bit of the Italian language. Italian is the official language of Italy but there are still some regional varieties. Vatican City considers Italian as the primary language, so you will be hearing much of this language once you take an Italy trip to this walled city. In significant extent, this language is also spoken in parts of France. And of course, the Italian immigrants who continuously express their Italian nature; still use the language anywhere they go or wherever they may be. In fact, a large number of Italian speakers are concentrated in these 5 cities of America – Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Boston and Chicago. If you go to Canada on the other hand, you will notice that Italian is the fourth most used language in the country, particularly in Toronto and Montreal.

If you are taking an Italy trip, may as well learn the basics of the Italian language and save yourself the hassle of communication problems. Simple transactions such as buying a ticket or locating a place may call for a bag of Italian words especially when you are taking an Italy trip outside the metro. As a heads up, some major tourist spots may have notices written only in Italian language so you may need to research this so keep a dictionary handy. Make the most of your Italy trip by also communicating through basic Italian. It sounds very sweet when a tourist responds in Italian, a nice way of interacting with the locals. These gestures will definitely make your Italy trip more memorable.

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By Priscila Siano (266 Posts)

Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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