English as a global language has inevitably left its mark on other languages. In this paper, its influence on Italian will be examined, starting from the analysis of direct cultural contact between England and Italy, the effect of mediator languages, such as French, and the effect of borrowing from Latin into English. Italian is a Romance language and derives a great portion of its vocabulary from Latin but English has abundant words of Romance origin as well, which can cause the appearance of English-Italian false friends. Italian has borrowed many words from English, predominantly from the semantic fields of economy, business, politics, science, technology, marketing, and sports. Hence, the process of borrowing is pivotal in examining the influence of English on Italian in the context of this work. In addition, the syntax, morphology, grammar, phonology and orthography of English and Italian differ which affects the process of borrowing, and will thus be analysed. Overall, this work will present the areas in which English has affected Italian the most and analyse some of the most common processes of the adaptation of English into Italian.