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Adriano
Beginner - Intermediate
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Adriano, a Yabla star, shares about his day-to-day experiences in Palermo, Sicily. He speaks in a very clear and direct way, and introduces us to his family and girlfriend. Highlights include meeting Adriano's charming mother, who prepares a lemon granita recipe, and a visit to a Palermo antique dealer.

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Adriano - a Mondello

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Mondello is where the people of Palermo go to the beach. Adriano tells us about how the place came to be, and about a gastronomical specialty called the arancina.

Adriano - la sua ragazza

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Adriano introduces us to his girlfriend, Vladi. She is pretty, sociable and speaks five languages. He talks about their common interests and hopes their relationship will last forever.

Adriano - Le stagioni dell'anno

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

The seasons divide up the solar year. In astronomical terms, a season is the interval of time between an equinox and a solstice, which is why there are four seasons, each of which lasts three months independently of geographical location. Adriano describes the seasons in Sicily, where he lives.

Adriano - Forza Palermo

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Adriano, a big Palermo soccer fan, highlights important dates and the many name changes for Palermo's beloved stadium.

Adriano - Jive

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Adriano and his girlfriend Vladi demonstrate Jive dancing, a dance that in Italy goes by the name "Boogie Woogie".

Adriano - balla il Tango Argentino

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Learn Italian and how to tango at the same time! Adriano, with the help of his girlfriend, Vladi, a professional dancer, explains the basic steps of this dance, which has its origins in the ghettos of Buenos Aires.

Adriano - Pasta alla carbonara - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Pasta alla carbonara is a characteristic dish from Lazio, and more specifically, from Rome. It's made with "humble" ingredients but that doesn't prevent it from being wonderfully tasty, and a favorite with pasta lovers everywhere.

Adriano - Pasta alla carbonara - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Adriano finishes showing us how to make "spaghetti alla carbonara." Ingredients for 4 servings: 500 grams of pasta, 300 grams of bacon cubes, 4 eggs, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

Adriano - fa colazione

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Have breakfast with Adriano! He gives us a vast menu of possibilities for starting out the morning right.

Adriano - Nonna

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano introduces us to his grandmother who lives in Palermo and with whom he has a close relationship. He's always welcome at her place, being assured of a nice nap, good company, and good food.

Adriano - Monte Pellegrino

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano visits Palermo's Monte Pellegrino, taking in the cypress and wild fennel perfumed air and enjoying the incredible panorama.

Adriano - Fiaba - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

How do three buddies, who happen to be oxen, get eaten by a lion? Adriano tells the tale, complete with the lesson to be learned. Have you guessed? It's one of Aesop's Fables.

Adriano - Fiaba - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano shares with us the story of the fox and the cicada. Apart from the usefulness of the story itself, there's a good selection of verbs in tenses we don't use every day, but which are used in story-telling.

Adriano - Giornata

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Find out how Adriano spends his day, and how he stays in shape, even though he works in an office.

Adriano - Pizzeria Pinocchio - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano has left his native Palermo and is now living in Dublin. He takes us to his favorite Italian restaurant in Dublin's downtown area.

Adriano - Pizzeria Pinocchio - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano places his order at Dublin's Pinocchio restaurant, and it looks delicious.

Adriano - Adriano e Anita

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano is not only charming, he was able to teach his new Polish girlfriend how to speak Italian in just a few months, with a little help from Yabla.

Adriano - Indietro non si torna

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano tells us about the book he decided to write when he turned thirty. It is a collection of stories, anecdotes, and experiences, and also contains photographs.

Adriano - La tarantella

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano tells us about the famous southern Italian folk dance, la tarantella. He also tries dancing it himself.

Adriano - Il caffè

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano enjoys an espresso in Palermo with his friends. He also shares some interesting statistics about Italian coffee consumption.

Adriano - Messaggio di Madre Teresa di Calcutta sugli animali

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Together with his dog Zara, Adriano commemorates Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her teachings on animals. Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016.

Adriano - Spaghetti pomodoro e aglio

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

What's Adriano's favorite dish? Discover this very simple but delicious Italian pasta recipe.

Adriano - La granita al limone

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

Adriano and his mother show us how to make this Sicilian summer specialty. It's easy to make, but there is one important secret.

Adriano - Negozio di Antichità Sgroi

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano visits a Palermo antique dealer, Massimo Sgroi, who also exhibits the work of contemporary artists. Sgroi invites Yabla friends to submit work.

Adriano - L'arancello di Marina

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Adriano convinces his mother to share her secret recipe for arancello with us. Arancello is an Italian liqueur made with the rinds of oranges.

Adriano - Risposte agli amici di Yabla

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Yabla students wrote in with some questions for Adriano. He answers them in this video, with the help of his mamma.

Adriano - Battesimo di Philip - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Adriano has invited us to the baptism of his son Philip. It allows us to get a glimpse of one of the most beautiful places to visit in Palermo, the Palatine Chapel. The priest tells the congregation about the consecration of this famous basilica in 1040.

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