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Italian is Italy`s official language and is the language most spoken in the country. It is one of the European Union`s official languages. It forms part of the Eastern Romance languages of the family of Indo-European languages and, in particular, is a transformation of the ancient Florentine dialect of the fourteenth century. It spread and was affirmed throughout Italy, also due to such great writers as Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch, who made use of it in their works.

Italian is a musical language, ideal for creating and expressing artistic and musical concepts. It is also for this reason that understandng Italian is easier than other foreign languages.  This is due to its redundancy: in the masculine and feminine, in the singular and the plural, both articles and adjectives, verbs and nouns. It is a language in continuous development, a living language, one capable of renewing itself and enriching itself with new connotations, possibilities and cultural and linguistic specifics.

The Italian language is not only that of literature, cooking and fashion, but is also that of music.  In fact, it is a lingua franca in the field of classical music, and ssome of its expressions are not translated into other languages:  andante con moto, larghetto, crescendo, pizzicato, adagio, maestoso, adagio un poco mosso, and so on.


The Italian language can be certified by four official institutions:

Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Università per Stranieri di Siena

Università di Toma TRE

Società Dante Alighieri

IL PORTALE DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA NEL MONDO (The official Italian portal for Italian language)

A useful tool for accessing any kind of information concerning the study of the Italian language. A project realized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the purpose of providing information, addresses, insights and updates on the subject of the study of the Italian language and on all those contributing to its promotion in the world.

 Portale della Lingua Italiana nel mondo

 News on The official Italian portal for Italian language