One of the more interesting things about languages are the sayings which have evolved over time; things like ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ or ‘a leopard cannot change his spots’. Whilst they might seem out-of-place within modern vernacular, their origins are often more logical than first appears.
Saying that – we’re not so sure we can say the same about some of the Italian phrases in our quiz below. We’ll be royally impressed if you score full marks.
How many of these Italian sayings can you complete?
Every country has its own sayings and semantic idiosyncrasies, some more famous than others.
We've compiled some of Italy's sayings... how many can you correctly complete? Warning: we haven't picked easy ones!