Which of the following expressions is correct?

Viaggerei il mondo


Viaggerei per il mondo

I'm just wondering as to whether the per is necessary.

  • 3
    Viaggiare is not transitive.
    – DaG
    Nov 24, 2016 at 23:12
  • @DaG I think you could expand your comment into an answer
    – Denis Nardin
    Nov 24, 2016 at 23:16
  • "Per" is absolutely necessary, without "per" the sentence has no sense. Nov 30, 2016 at 6:04
  • @Andy7229082: Welcome to Italian.SE! An answer should be something more than a mere statement like yours. Can you complete it, please?
    – egreg
    Nov 30, 2016 at 8:20

1 Answer 1


Viaggiare is an action verb but it is not transitive, which means that you cannot use it with a direct object. So the expression

Viaggerei il mondo

is not correct. The preposition per is not strictly necessary, you can use whatever type of complement is appropriate, for instance you can say

Viaggerei attraverso ogni continente

  • Or also viaggerei in lungo e in largo.
    – N74
    Nov 26, 2016 at 17:34

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