Those of you who follow Italy Magazine have likely already heard the news that they are going web only. While I will miss the tactile pleasure of flipping through their gorgeous magazines, I am excited to see what they will do with their new focus on their website. The Italy Magazine website is already a wealth of information on Italian travel, news, food, culture and property information, and is a great resource for Italophiles around the world.




One of the best new additions to the website are the Dual Language Articles that are written side by side in English and Italian and feature an audio recording of the Italian version. How clever! It is a great way to improve your vocabulary and practice your Italian while learning about A Southern Italian Wedding, the Joys of the Vespa,  and following the path of St. Francis of Assisi. I love these dual language articles because they offer a fun chance to study and learn at the same time. Let’s give Italy Magazine some good feedback so they keep producing these helpful and interesting articles!




Poking around the website, you’ll also come across a series of Italian lessons for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Each lesson is focused on a reading exercise that becomes more detailed with the more advanced levels. Can’t get enough? Be sure to check out the new Italy Community, a meeting space for people interested in all things Italian. It’s a great place to ask your Italian language questions!


Buon divertimento! Have fun!



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  • Michele Vitale

    it's a great language tool, thank you Laura for reporting.
    May I also add to all interested learners that I have a personal blog where I write dual language posts about Italy and its food (

    October 18, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    I will miss buying this magazine, used to love looking at the fabulous places to go, and the recipes..

    Did you know my good friend from Sicily Scene is writing for them..!! 🙂

    October 18, 2009
  • Ciao Chow Linda

    What a great resource. I'm going to recommend this to friends and family.

    October 18, 2009
  • ladylitigator

    Grazie tante. I need all the language tools I can get. Practice Practice!

    October 18, 2009
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    Yes, I am going to recommend the dual language articles to some of my students.

    October 18, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Michele! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your blog! I've been reading your olive oil posts that you mentioned on the italyMONDO! Blog. Thanks to you for reporting on that!

    Ciao Anne! I know, the photography was always dreamy in that magazine. You just can't make the same visual impact online. I will go look up those articles by Welshcakes Limoncello! Thanks!

    Ciao Linda! I think it's so useful how they have the audio recording. Helps a lot with pronuciation!

    Ciao Lisa! I agree… practice makes perfect they say, right? 🙂

    Ciao Welshcakes Limoncello! I hope they are helpful for your students!

    October 19, 2009

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