Italian Proverbs and Sayings 2016


Buone Feste!

Happy Holidays!

Il 24 di Dicembre

Buon Natale

Italian Proverb 

Il 9 di Dicembre 2016

Italian proverb about true strength
True strength is not measured by whom you have defeated, but by what you have protected.

Buona Festa di Ringraziamento!

Il 24 di Novembre

Today’s Italian saying is about how being content with what we have is the key to happiness. This saying is in honor of the American holiday of Thanksgiving that takes place every November in America.

Content is happiness.
Chi si contenta gode. = One who is content is happy.

Buon San Martino!

Il 11 di Novembre

Today’s Italian saying celebrates the holiday of San Martino (Saint Martin’s Day) that takes place on November 11 in Italy. The excerpt below and photos are from a blog written by my friend Eleonora at Italian Storytellers.

Legend has it that San Martino cut off half his cloak to give to a beggar, and many paintings depict this theme. The holiday is now linked to a celebration of the new wine that can be tapped for the fall season and the newly ripened chestnuts.

Visit Eleonora’s blog, Italian Storytellers, at the links below for more information about this important fall holiday in Italy. And enjoy red wine and chestnuts the way the Italians do!

Saint Martin Saying
Per San Martino si spilla il botticino = On Saint Martin’s Day you tap the little barrel (and try the new wine).

Buon San Martino to you all!
We celebrate Saint Martin today in Italy drinking red wine and eating roasted chestnuts. There are many traditions behind this feast and many festivals dedicated to the saint. Read more on our blog!

What to know about Saint Martin’s Day in Italy? >>>
What to do on Saint Martin’s Day in Italy? >>>

Italian Saying

Il 4 di Novembre 2016

Italian Life Proverb
In life… one needs strength… courage… and lots and lots of patience.

Italian Saying

Il 28 di Ottobre 2016

Best wishes in Italian!
A Flower… A Smile… A Good Day for You

Italian Saying

Il 30 di Settembre 2016

Life always offers a second possibility: It is called “tomorrow.”

Italian Saying 

Il 16 di Settembre 2016

Respect is like a greeting – it doesn’t cost anything and everybody likes it!

Italian Proverb

Il 10 di Settembre 2016

Beauty is not in one’s face, it is in the light of the heart.

Italian Saying

Il 8 di Luglio 2016

Italian for
Good day: Live, Love, Laugh

Father’s Day Wishes

Il 19 di Giugno

Buona Festa della Papà!

Happy Father’s Day!

Auguri! = Best Wishes

a tutti i padri, nonni, e bisnonni del mondo!

Click on the Father’s Day link to read all about how Father’s Day is celebrated in Italy.

Happy Father's Day!
A father and daughter (from, posted 3/10/15)

Italian Saying 

Il 18 di Giugno 2016

Learn Italian: Italian saying about being happy
Italian saying: “To be happy, you must learn to ignore many things.”

Italian Saying

Il 20 di Maggio 2016

Proverb in Italian about love
Learn Italian Proverb about Love

Italian Saying for Mother’s Day

Il 8 di Maggio 2016

Buona Festa della Mamma!

Happy Mothers Day!

Auguri! = Best Wishes

a tutte le madri, nonne, e bisnonne del mondo!

to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers  of the world!

Mother's Day (1)


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