Rome is where the heart is
Q: What do you call a sad noodle?
A: Upsetti spaghetti!
Italy (it will be) dark soon, please let me in.
Q: How do you say goodbye to an Italian chef?
A: Pasta la vista!
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Italy. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which is the International Federation of Association Football. Italy (along with Germany) is currently the second most successful football team in World Cup history, after Brazil, having won four FIFA World Cup championships.
Use this Theme Day as inspiration to take a soccer ball out to your nearest park and play together as a family.
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Print out my Ciao, Italia Colouring Pageto colour
some symbols of this interesting country.
Venice your mom getting home?
Pete-za is my favourite food!
Print out an Italy Word Search for some extended fun!
Search through your child’s DVD/ video collection or on your fav streaming platform (or visit your local library beforehand) to find your child’s favourite shows to see if you have any that take place in Italy.
For younger children try to find a non-fiction travel DVD that features Italy.
For a Cartoon based on Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s play that takes place in Verona usually) try Gnomeo and Juliet.
Other films to consider:
Spider-Man: Far From Home (has our fav webslinger touring Venice with his friends)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (features Rome)
Ladyhawke (a 1985 fantasy filmed in Italy)
Older family members may like:
Romeo and Juliet (takes place in Verona) - there are many versions to chose from
Roman Holiday (set in the 1950’s but a classic)
Angels & Demons (features a lot of Italian art and architecture)
The Gladiator (for an ancient Roman setting)
A well in Verona
Juliet's Balcony (historically fictional but a place to visit in Verona)