Written by Gabriele Monti
It is well known that the best way to really learn a language is to study abroad, so you can totally immerse yourself in the culture of the country. So what could be better than planning a study trip in the beautiful Rome to improve your Italian? It is the perfect city to practice the language while being surrounded by the picturesque Roman setting.
Of course, you can choose to study Italian in any city of the peninsula, but studying Italian exactly in Rome has many advantages: The Language Class compiled a list of exciting reasons why you should learn Italian in Rome.
Another very important reason that can let you choose Rome to practise the language is its long history and culture that permeate there. The city is completely impregnated with history on every corner: it means that you will not just study Italian in books; on the contrary, your classroom will be the city itself. It will help you to understand all the historical traditions and each little aspect of the Italian culture.
What is more, do not forget that that in Rome you can learn the Italian language at the theatre, through musical pieces and operas, at the cinema, and above all by the architecture, the art and of course, the locals.
When you do not have to go to school, you can experience the city like a tourist, with the help of a guide or just thanks to your new Italian friends, who will be able to give you the perfect advice about things to do, places to go, museums or churches to visit and where to eat.
Italy’s all about food. When staying in Rome, you should try to eat as Romans do and enjoy the specialties of the city: Roman cuisine actually is the food of the people and Rome offers you a great variety of must-visit restaurants.
Characteristic flavours: lard and olive oil
- Spaghetti alla Carbonara (seasoned with raw egg, black pepper, the unavoidable guanciale and grated Pecorino)
- Bucatini all’amatriciana (L’amatriciana sauce contains tomatoes, peperoncino, pig’s cheek and grated Pecorino Romano)
- The Coda alla Vaccinara (made with oxtail, celery, onions, guanciale and other aromatic herbs)
Rome is close to the Mediterranean Sea and the Apennine Mountain range, meaning it has a long summer and a beautiful and warm weather for the majority of the year. Of course, there will be a bit of cold winter, but in any case, it almost never snows, neither it has freezing days.
However, no matter during which season you choose to go to Rome, your time there will be wonderful in summer and in winter, mostly due to the very mild climate.
Finally, maybe the Italian you will learn in Rome will not be free of regionalism; but as you are not planning to become a speaker or an actor, but just to improve your Italian, opting for The Eternal City will turn out to be the best choice.
Written by Gabriele Monti
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