We all know about Italy's most famous verbal exports but there are lots of other lesser-known words that derive from the language of love.
Pizza, spaghetti and diva are among the obvious Italian words that have crept into the English dictionary, but did you know that there are hundreds of other less obvious ones?
The Local has drawn up a list of ten words that you might be surprised to learn came from Italian.
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