Monday, February 13, 2006
‘Turin’ or ‘Torino’?
Torino, of course, is how Italian natives refer to the city that will open its sports venues to the world this weekend, says Adriano Comollo, the founder of Salt Lake’s Italian Center for the West, a nonprofit group that helped create bocce ball courts in Pioneer Park, as well as promoting all things Italiano.
But there’s no confusion for natives, like Comollo, who understand that it’s linguistically correct for Americans to refer to Turin, which is the Anglicized name of his hometown, just as the city of Roma is known outside of Italy as Rome.
Related: “Turin”: Home of the Shroud
Update: “Torino” favored for euphony?