Italian may refer to:
- anything of, from, or related to the country of Italy
- Italian people, an ethnic group
- Italian language, a Romance language
- Italian or Italian-A, alternative names for the Ping-Pong virus, an extinct computer virus
- Italian cuisine
- Italian dressing
Other articles related to "italian":
... Kobarid (Italian Caporetto, Friulian Cjaurêt, German Karfreit) is a town and a municipality in the Upper Soča Valley, western Slovenia, near the Italian border ... Kobarid is known for the Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms ...
... in Italy was a great success, and established his reputation as a composer of Italian opera ... Handel's first opera for the London stage was also the first all-Italian opera performed on the London stage ... A satire of Italian opera seria based on a play by John Gay, the ballad opera format of The Beggar's Opera has proved popular even up to the current time ...
... The Italian Catholic Church is part of the global Roman Catholic Church, under the leadership of the Pope, curia in Rome, and the Conference of Italian Bishops ... In addition to Italy, two other sovereign nations are included in Italian-based dioceses, San Marino and Vatican City ... There are 225 dioceses in the Italian Catholic Church, see further in this article and in the article List of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Italy ...
... Italy's official language is Italian ... However, between 120 and 150 million people use Italian as a second or cultural language, worldwide ... Italian, adopted by the state after the unification of Italy, is based on the Florentine variety of Tuscan and is somewhat intermediate between the Italo-Dalmatian languages and the Gallo-Romance languages ...
... This meant Juventus had won 20 Italian league titles and were allowed to add a second golden star to their shirt, thus becoming the only Italian club to achieve this ... With the exception of winning the closely contested Italian Championship of 1985–86, the rest of the 1980s were not very successful for the club ... Diego Maradona's Napoli, both of the Milanese clubs, Milan and Internazionale, won Italian championships ...
Famous quotes containing the word italian:
“Semantically, taste is rich and confusing, its etymology as odd and interesting as that of style. But while stylederiving from the stylus or pointed rod which Roman scribes used to make marks on wax tabletssuggests activity, taste is more passive.... Etymologically, the word we use derives from the Old French, meaning touch or feel, a sense that is preserved in the current Italian word for a keyboard, tastiera.”
—Stephen Bayley, British historian, art critic. Taste: The Story of an Idea, Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, Random House (1991)
“If the study of his images
Is the study of man, this image of Saturday,
This Italian symbol, this Southern landscape, is like
A waking, as in images we awake,
Within the very object that we seek,
Participants of its being.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“The French courage proceeds from vanitythe German from phlegmthe Turkish from fanaticism & opiumthe Spanish from pridethe English from coolnessthe Dutch from obstinacythe Russian from insensibilitybut the Italian from anger.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)