There are more than 300,000 Italian surnames. What do they mean?
While visiting Palermo in the past week, I have followed al-Idrisi’s steps around the city, trying to better understand how the city holds on to its diverse and pluralistic tradition.
With the establishment of Florentine as the literary language of choice, all the other regional languages came to be regarded as dialects, creating a unique situation that Italians have struggled with to this day.
Great courage, an unshakable faith in the codes of chivalry, madness, are the traits that one normally associated with Don Quijote. However, when Pirandello refers to specific events in the life of the Knight, a problem arises.