VIA Labels


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(Look for the word "Etichette" in the right-hand column.)


All label pages are formatted for use with Avery® White Removable Multipurpose Labels 6467™ and can be easily printed, applied, and moved as necessary.

Blank label pages for use with Via Optimae labels, available here:
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You may also opt to print on regular paper and cut them out yourself. Just be careful which adhesive you use, as some can damage certain finishes.


Place the label on each item. It may be difficult to adhere to certain objects, so label where the item goes instead.There are English translations printed below, but if you're still not sure what a specific term refers to, you can type the Italian term into Google Images and use the pictures that come up as visual cues.

You may not have each item on the list.  If you’re still interested in practicing that term, try putting the label on a printed picture of the item and place it somewhere that is easily visible.


Whenever you use the item or see the label, say the word and/or create a sentence. Sentences can be as simple as:

È la porta
It is the door.

Or more complicated depending on your level. If you're currently working on Demonstrative Pronouns for example, you might say:

Questa è la porta.
This is the door.

Even more advanced learners can use simple terms as a starting point for creating or remembering more advanced constructions:

"Quando si chiude una porta, si apre un portone"
When one door closes, a bigger door opens.

If you’re unsure of the pronunciation, you can look up individual terms on Word Reference (which often has pronunciation notes) or find a recording of a native speaker's pronunciation on Forvo


Post pictures of your labeled household items to Via Optimae's Facebook page or on Twitter {Click here to tweet— I'd love to see them!

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See these posts for more label inspiration:

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Frasi celebri su Via Optimae
Acque del sud (To Have and Have Not) original: "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow."