Italian GROUP TRIPS
Stays for group trips in the main Italian speaking destinations
"Each language is a different way of looking at life." Federico Fellini
From the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, the Tuscan was primarily a written and literary language, literature being therefore the best means to understand the history of Italian. Emerging from the subtle Sicilian poetry, the "new art to write in belles lettres" seduces the artists of central Italy and the great cities of Tuscany. The Tuscan dialect began to be imposed from the 14th century, thanks to its central position and the commercial dynamism of its capital, but above all also thanks to the work of the three great Florentines: Dante, Bocaccio and Petrarca. In the sixteenth century, when Italian culture flourished in Europe and Italy became a sign of refinement and distinction, the "questione della lingua" re-emerged with strength.