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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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Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Nature offers us some extraordinary wonders, and this time, Alberto Angela takes us to the Frassassi Caves, in the Marches region, and explains what the caves were used for by prehistoric man.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela brings us to the Ancona Abyss, an immense cave chamber in the Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi in the Marches region. The spectacular Ancona Abyss and other innermost caves in the Frasassi cave system were only discovered in 1971.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela tells us how these natural wonders were discovered by a group of young cave explorers from the nearby city of Ancona.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela describes the discovery of the Ancona Abyss, named after the city the speleologists were from. It’s part of the Great Wind Cave.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The magical Frasassi caves look like something out of a fairy tale, but there's a more scientific explanation.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela tells us how these caves and their internal structures were created. The key is something very simple. Water.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We spend some more time in the spectacular Frasassi Caves, and this time we see the famous "Room of the Candles" filled with stalagmites that look like candles ready to be lit. Alberto Angela also discusses the colors in this place, as well as the "sounds of silence."

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Great Cave of the Wind in Frasassi is a natural wonder, but it also bears witness to the passing of time. Speologists are still exploring it and discovering new wonders.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Castle of Roccascalegna stands on a high, rocky bluff dominating the valley of Rio Secco in the province of Chieti. Breathtaking drone footage allows us a bird's eye view of this fascinating construction, begun by the Lombards as a watchtower.

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We are back visiting nature's own wonders, this time up in the mountains, on Mont Blanc, to be precise, at an altitude of over 4000 meters.

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