What are the rules for capitalizing titles in citations for an Italian assignment?


Italian uses MLA citation and while MLA usually requires that every major word in a title be capitalized, Italian writing and citing has different rules for title capitalization.


You should capitalize only the first word in titles, this applies to all source types, book, article, journal titles, etc.,.  Exceptions to this capitalization rule are people’s names, places, and official acronyms like MLA within the source title.


I tre moschettieri = The Three Musketeers (Book)​


Incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo = Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Film)​


Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte (Italian Song by Gianni Morandi​)


Ecco l’arte urbana di Antonio Curcio (article)


Additionally, Italian writing does not use quotation marks around article titles and webpage titles.  Instead place < and > around these.


<Ecco l’arte urbana di Antonio Curcio.>


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  • Last Updated Mar 14, 2024
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