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7 Italian Sayings for La Dolce Vita

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Italy the land of good food and Southern temperatures. La dolce vita (the sweet, good life) is never far away, which is why we are now giving you 7 Italian sayings to use on vacation, for example. Bet your travel companions will be jealous of your pronouncements.

1 Prendere due piccioni con una fava

This Italian saying is also known as “killing two birds with one stone”. So you are being efficient when you make this statement.

Prendere due piccioni con una fava

2 Chi non risica non rosica

“He who does not dare, does not win.” One of the Italian sayings with which we also completely agree.

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3 Chi dorme non piglia pesci

This saying fits a bit with the previous one. It says laziness doesn’t accomplish anything. Hard workers, those Italians!

Chi dorme non piglia pesci

4 Le ore del mattino hanno l’oro in bocca

“Dawn has gold in the mouth.” Rise and shine! You better get up early because you will achieve more with that. The Italians think so too!

Le ore del mattino hanno l’oro in bocca

5 Gallina vecchia fa buon brodo

Italians like to cook and cook a lot, so it is not surprising that many sayings are about food. This one means as much as “from an old chicken you make good broth” and means that you can still learn something from older people. Nothing or no one is just discarded. One of the Italian sayings to remember.

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6 Non vendere la pelle dell’orso prima di averlo ucciso

We also know this proverb in Dutch. The translation is “Don’t sell the skin of the bear before it’s been shot” and means don’t get ahead of yourself yet.

Non vendere la pelle dell’orso prima di averlo ucciso

7 Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano

This saying assumes that sometimes slowness is good. Haste is rarely good, we say.

Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano

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These were our 7 Italian sayings for La dolce vita. We hope they were able to inspire you, too, and you might try them out on your next vacation. You can find more Italian sayings or quotes on our Pinterest page.