Giulia Casati

Born in the Lecco Province, Giulia first came to America to work as an Au Pair and then decided to take an in depth look at College in America, where she's currently studying Anthropology and Spanish.


Let’s continue our tour of all the languages and dialects of Italy. We started our journey from Val d’Aosta and last time we stopped in Veneto. Now it’s the time to move to a very interesting region especially from a linguistic point of view: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Friuli for short).  Even if “Venezia” is part of its name, Venice is not in this reg...

People probably have been telling you how Italian is hard because of its verbs, tenses, endings, and articles. But what about prepositions? Has anyone ever told you anything about them? Well, well, well. Let me just tell you about them.  To begin with, what are prepositions? They are usually short words that precede a noun or pronoun and that expre...

New year, new section! Since just like any other language, Italian is alive, I decided that it was time to talk about its developments, its neologisms, its life! As technology progresses, new objects enter our lives and a language has to find new words for them, new adjectives, new verbs. So I decided to discuss them with you, to keep you updated,...

We have been talking dialects, grammar rules, but for once let’s go back to the basics: the alphabet. How’s your ABCs? Well, you might want to review it quickly before going on with this article. You’ll see why.

Let’s continue our journey through all the languages and dialetti spoken in Italy. Today, we’ll talk about the lingua veneta, the language that takes its name from the north-eastern region of Veneto.

Today we are going to talk about one of the most confusing verb topics for English speakers. Ok, no it’s not the congiuntivo yet, so maybe the second most confusing: the past! In this article, we are going to mainly talk about two main tenses: passato prossimo and imperfetto.

Summer is about to end, so I thought: “What about some sun to celebrate this beautiful and sunny season?” - Also, as a hope to see it for a little while longer! So, that’s it. This month is all about the sole! Italy has always had a very strong and particular relationship with the sun due to its sunny weather that influences its people and atmosphe...

Welcome back to our tour of the Italian dialects. Today, we move East and we meet with the Cimbrian language which has Germanic origins and is historically located in the Italian regions of Trentino Alto-Adige and Veneto and is currently protected in the province of Trento. But let’s take a look at why this language was and is spoken here.

Often, we find out that Italian has words that English does not have and that English has words that Italian doesn’t. Words that define slight shades of meaning or even big differences we were not aware existed until we were taught about it! You’ll say “I know!” but do you know the difference between to know and to know? What am I talking about? Th...

Have you ever wonder why Italians say In bocca al lupo! to wish you luck? What does a mouth of a wolf have to do with my luck? And, above all, why do I have to be in its mouth to be lucky? Well, today we are going to see some of my favorite expressions in Italian, and they all have to deal with the word, or maybe I should say the animal, lupo – “wo...

Let’s continue our tour of Italy through its dialects! Next stop Piedmont! We are in the north-west of Italy, not too far from France and Switzerland in the north and next to Valle d’Aosta to the west, Lombardy to the east, and Liguria to the south. And today we are going to talk about Piemontéis, or Piedmontese! The dialect people speak here. Firs...

Here we are talking again about the Italian language. Today we are going to talk about grammar and one of the most confusing and probably one of the most common mistake for Italian learners: auxiliaries! Oh yeah, are you ready to start? Hopefully I’ll be able to help you out a little to better understand this topic.