Reading can be used to speed up the learning of Italian. To help all those who want to learn this language, we thought to report 5 easy-to-read books in Italian for foreigners. In this article we are going to discover the best Italian books for foreigners who are studying Italian and who want to improve their language skills reading new stories. In another article we have suggested Italian books to read to start learning the language. You can have a look at those titles too, even if some of them are not so easy to read. The following books are instead easy-to-read Italian books.
5 easy-to-read books in Italian for foreigners ?
Fiabe Italiane – Italo Calvino
The first one of the 5 easy-to-read Italian books for foreigners is Fiabe Italiane, written by Italo Calvino. Calvino is one of the most known Italian writers and he has written books of different difficulties: Fiabe Italiane collects 200 fairy tales of Italian culture and it can be considered the perfect book to improve Italian language skills and to discover Italian tradition.
To learn Italian you can choose to read literature, but you can also choose to read comics. One of the most popular comics in Italy and all over the world is Topolino: we suggest to take it into consideration to learn new Italian words and also some grammar rules.
Storia della gabbianella e del gatto che le insegnò a volare – Luis Sepulveda
The book Storia della gabbianella e del gatto che le insegnò a volare, written by Luis Sepulveda, is one of the most famous books in the world. Even if the writer is not Italian, Sepulveda took part in the dubbing of the film in Italian. This book describes a story of friendship and courage and it is very interesting to read, so we suggest to consider this title if you want to improve your Italian.
Omicidio nel castello
If you are a lover of crime stories, you can read Omicidio nel castello. This story is set on Lake Como and you will surely enjoy reading it. The style is simple and also the Italian words used are simple: if you are at the beginning of your learning path this book is the best for you!
Storie di due minuti
Storie di due minuti is a collection of short stories organized by difficulty. Reading these stories you will also practice direct speech, since there are many dialogues in the stories. You can read our guide about how to improve your Italian pronunciation to learn how to pronounce the Italian words you have learnt.