Salve a tutti! This week, we’re bringing you a Tune for Tuesday from the so-called Principe dei cantautori (“The Prince of the singer-songwriters”). Francesco De Gregori is an Italian poet and folk-rock singer who has been an important figure in Italian music since the 1970s. And the good news for us is that his song Buonanotte Fiorellino is a great way to practise our Italian greetings! We hope you enjoy listening to this song on your way to work, while doing the shopping or whenever you would normally have music on.
If you’re a Coffee Break Italian learner, try listening to the song without looking at the lyrics at first and see how much you can understand. Then, click here to find the lyrics and read them as you listen to the song. If you’d like to hear the song played more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol.
Let us know in the comments what other songs in Italian you know and like. We’d love to hear some of your suggestions of others to add to our Spotify and YouTube playlist!