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Alberto Angela - Meraviglie
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Alberto Angela, the well-known science popularizer on Italian television, takes us on a journey to discover the "Wonders" that make Italy a "peninsula of treasures." The sites we visit, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, range from artistic and architectural masterpieces to incredible natural wonders.

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Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We go to the northern part of Italy: Piedmont, and here, in the southern part of the region, called le Langhe, what's worthy of being a World Heritage Site is about the land itself and what it produces, rather than about art and architecture.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This segment is about how the famous wine Barolo came into being. It all started in the Grinzane Castle in the mid-1800s.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Grinzane Castle houses a Museum of Peasant Civilization. Alberto Angela shows us a huge wine press and explains how it worked.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We discover an amazing spot in the Italian Alps that overlooks the Chisone valley: an eighteenth-century fortified boundary wall, one of the longest in the world.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela takes us to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites. How did they become so popular? It's a fascinating story.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela takes us to the place where the best wood for making stringed instruments can be found: the Paneveggio Forest.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela explains how these wooden boards of red spruce become important parts of stringed instruments. The Dolomites are also a very unique place in terms of the land itself and how it is managed by the people who live there.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP. 5 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We finally learn where the name "Dolomites" comes from. We also learn the fascinating story of how these mountains came to be.

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