Getting to Know Italians

Italy is undoubtedly one of the world’s cultural centers. The cuisine and wines of every region of the country are mouthwatering and well known. The arts of Italy - particularly literature, theater, and cinema – have influenced artists through the ages and shaped these media on an international level. The evolution of present Italy has been a long one and it is important to understand the history of Italian culture to truly appreciate the culture and people today. Over 43 million visitors travel to Italy each year; they still hear the echoes of ancient Rome and see the beauty of the Renaissance in modern Italian life.

Language and Literature