Giuditta sings a song about a beautiful turtle. The song tells about how the turtle ended up being such a slow animal.
Giuliano talks about why this year he chose to go to a lake for his vacation.
Who doesn't love ice cream? Andromeda gives us her take on the history of gelato (ice cream), from Mount Etna in Sicily to Paris.
Gestures are part of body language, and we all know that Italians are particularly famous for communicating with their hands. Arianna shows us how to "speak" Italian without words.
Daniela teaches us the Italian way to say hello and goodbye, to both our friends and to people we don't know.
Great and easy-to-understand lyrics in this romantic hit song by cantautore (singer-songwriter) Eros Ramazzotti
You can't learn a language without knowing its alphabet. Here's Marika to teach you the Italian one. Pay special attention when she gets to J! It's one of the letters that wasn't in the original alphabet of 21 letters.
Daniela explains some very important rules about conjugating verbs. There are three types of endings. "are," "ire," and "ere."
Stai lontana da me (Stay Away from Me) is a 2013 Italian romantic comedy starring Enrico Brignano and Ambra Angiolini. The laughs start quite early on!
Minivip is called in by a lady in distress over a mouse. He also masters the doctor's line on eighty euros.
Native of Siena, singer-songwriter Gianna Nannini is unafraid of being provocative and explicit in her lyrics. She sings this song from her album Amore gigante [Huge Love].
Anna gets grilled on Sicily by Marika. Oral quizzes are very frequently used in Italian schools. Grading is done on a scale from 1-10 for primary and secondary schools, and from 1-30 at the university level.
Adriano and his mother show us how to make this Sicilian summer specialty. It's easy to make, but there is one important secret.
L'Italiano (The Italian) was recorded by Toto Cutugno in 1983 and presented at the 33rd Sanremo Festival, where it didn't win. That didn't stop it from becoming a top hit and one of Italy's best-loved songs.
This post-WWII song tells of a romance between a duckling and a poppy. It is a children's ditty with lots of word play but also has political undertones.
A drama produced by RAI Cinema and Wildside follows the story of Giacomo, played by Fabio de Luigi, who searches for his dead father. He hopes to find his reincarnated father among the 800 million people born on earth since his father's passing.
Massimo Ranieri has never stopped being popular in Italy. Here he sings a song about a man who thought he had found love, but then lost it.
Daniela and Marika show us the basics of making conversation between 2 people who know each other as well as between strangers, or people of different ages.
After what Dante saw, he has questions. Eva can't provide answers. The tension can be cut with a knife!
As usual, Camilla is running late for school, and the family quickly discusses the day's logistics. At school, Camilla wants to start right in on an oral quiz but gets no volunteers.
This biopic about Domenico Modugno, one of the most beloved Italian pop singers of all time, best known for his hit song, Volare, begins with a hymn to life. Enjoy!
This documentary is about 2 brothers — the Taviani brothers — who are famous for having made many award-winning Italian movies. The short clips from their films will surely entice us to see the complete movies in the original Italian. Perhaps the most famous one is La Notte di San Lorenzo from 1982, whose English language release had the title: the Night of the Shooting Stars.
This video lesson is about simple prepositions, especially di (of, from, about) and a (to, at).
Carolina Raspanti plays Dafne, a 35-year-old who has Down's syndrome and faces life with strength and a positive outlook.
It was party time in Rome for the winners of the European Cup, with the prime minister and president participating. The Azzurri won 4-3 with penalty kicks.
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