A preposition of place is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located.
ADVERBS OF PLACE THAT ARE ALSO PREPOSITIONS
Many adverbs of place can also be used as prepositions.
An adverb of place always talks about the location where the action of the verb is being carried out. They can be directional, can refer to distances, can indicate an object’s position in relation to another object or indicate movement in a particular direction and end.
The cat is on the chair
The preposition “su” + the definite article = Preposizione Articolata (
preposition combined with the definite article)
The cat is under the chair
The cat is between the chairs
The cat is behind the chair
The cat is in the box.
The cat is in front of the box
Davanti + preposition A
The cat is next to the box
Accanto + preposition A
The cat is near the box
Vicino + preposition A
The chairs are around the table
Intorno + preposition A
The tree is to the right of the house
a destra + preposition DI
The tree is to the left of the house
A sinistra + preposition DI
The vase is in the center of the table
The tree is on the top of the mountain
The books are on the top
The books are in the middle
The books are at the bottom
QUI e LI’ (HERE AND THERE)
QUI (Here) and LI’ (there) are common adverbs of place. They give a location relative to the speaker.
With verbs of movement, QUI (here) means “towards or with the speaker” and there (LI’) means “away from, or not with the speaker”.