Dictionaries & Co.Accademia della Crusca - Risposte ai quesiti
The oldest linguistic academy in the world and the main authority on the Italian language. Answers to questions.Vocabolario Treccani
Publisher of a highly authoritative encyclopaedia in Italian. Searchable dictionary.Dizionario etimologico di Ottorino Pianigiani
Searchable digital version of an etimological dictionary from 1907, to understand the origin of Italian words.Dizionario italiano-inglese Collins
Unabridged online edition of Collins Italian-English & English-Italian dictionary.Dizionario WordReference IT-EN
A comprehensive online dictionary, supported by a vast community of native speakers.
Textbooks in English
Marcel Danesi, Complete Italian Grammar (2016)
Collins, Easy Learning Italian Conversation (2015)
Marcel Danesi, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation (2017)
Readings in Italian
M. Arcangeli, E. Boncinelli, Le magnifiche 100: Dizionario delle parole immateriali (2017, ITA)
Nick Roberts (ed.), Short Stories in Italian: New Penguin Parallel Text (2001, ITA-ENG)
Jacob Blakesley (ed.), Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book (2013, ITA-ENG)
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