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. In Italian.

Vocabolario Treccani

Publisher of a highly authoritative encyclopaedia in Italian, with a searchable dictionary. Our language bible! In Italian.

Vocabolario Treccani Dizionario etimologico di Ottorino Pianigiani

Searchable digital version of an etimological dictionary from 1907. Not always reliable, but still an interesting reading.

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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Twitter Accounts

Reliable resources that you can follow for your daily dose of good Italian:

Daily Italian Words - Mat & Heather from Turin, tweeting a word a day. Audio & more details on their Website.

Italian with Susanna - Daily tweets about vocabulary, idioms, false friends, etc. explained in English.

Dite - Learn Italian with Nicco - Daily words matched to beautiful artworks, grammar tests & more.

Ishita Sood - Italophilia - Indian blogger tweeting about Italy and learning Italian. Read her blog here.

Rai Cultura - Tweets about RAI TV cultural programmes - music, art, history, education.

Rai Cultura