Italian Language and Culture

How come this is a project? Well, I really like the Italian language and there's also something immensely pleasant about the Italian way of life. Having lived in Milan for a couple of years (and survived the Italian bureaucracy and other oddities) I can safely say that this is more than just a random crush for me. I'm really hoping that one day in the future I'll be able to return to Italy for at least a couple of years. That's why I've decided to learn the Italian language fluently and get a deeper understanding of the Italian culture and history. I guess you can call that a project.

I know that learning the language is a tall order, but then again remember that I'm the guy who still takes management advice from Obi-Wan Kenobi ("You must do what you feel is right"). Besides, it's fun to learn a new language and researchers have just found out that it will improve the structure of your brain and make the network that pulls it all together more efficient.

It goes without saying that Italy is also a wonderful country for people interested in photography and travelling. There are so many breathtaking places, many of which you've probably never even heard about. Personally I feel that I've just scratched the surface and there are tons of places still left to explore. For example, I've never been to Sicily even though my favourite Italian TV-series takes place there (Il Comissario Montalbano). Neither have I've been to Sardinia, where you apparently find the healthiest and longest living Italians (thanks to super food like minestrone and fresh sea air).

On this page I will collect all the essays and blog posts that relate to Italy in one way or another. You'll find stuff about travelling, photography, food, and wines. And yes, occasionally there will be some comments and observations on politics and society as well.

Summary of blog posts on Italian language and culture 


Manarola – Cinque Terre