Today marks the beginning of the 14th edition of the Italian Language Week, which celebrates Italian as a language of literature and communication over the centuries. Launched in 2001 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the week features conferences, talks and workshops taking place all around the world.
From Florence to Houston, from London to Hanoi, these activities are based around a different topic each year. This year, to mark the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the theme is Writing the New Europe: Italian Publishing, Authors and Readers in the Digital Era.
For all lovers of Italian living in London, you will be delighted to know that the Italian Cultural Institute has organised events over this week, introducing linguists and prominent Italian cultural and educational personalities. The talks are free to attend and will satisfy the interests of all the aficionados of this beautiful language. And for those who love literature, on 23rd of October there is a translation-related seminar about the challenges of translating Joyce into Italian. For more info click here.
Attending these events will give you the opportunity to have a better understanding of the different aspects of this language and to practice your Italian!
If you are considering translating your website into this wonderful and challenging language, do not hesitate to contact The Page Refinery. We are here to help you translate and localise your website and to reach out to the international markets – so that no Italian will scream “Mamma mia!” when reading it!