Professor Davide Cravero, head of the Turin soccer school, is interviewed following the commemoration of the Grande Torino (Torino Football Club) whose players all died in an airplane crash in 1949 in Superga, enroute from Portugal where they had played their last game. To commemorate, there was a special mass, as well as lots of competitions and initiatives for junior soccer players.
Studying is not the only thing students do at the university. They like to have fun, too. Being from out of town, but too far away for a commute, Serena and Elena rent an apartment with other students. Find out what they like to do in the evenings!
Get the inside story on going to university in Italy! Serena and Elena talk about how the school year is broken up, where you register, taking exams and how the grading works, what grade point average you need to pass, and much more.
Messina was completely destroyed in a terrible earthquake and then completely rebuilt. But there's lots to see there. Don't miss the largest organ in Italy, and an incredible mechanical clock with a crowing rooster and roaring lion!
Serena and Elena talk about the school system in Italy, which is quite different from that of other countries. Terminology is different and can be deceptive, so be prepared for some false cognates. Where Americans talk about going away to school (college, university), Italians talk about the university. Find out what "scuola" means to these two young Italian women.
Art critic Gillo Dorfles talks about Milan in the fifties, sixties and seventies, and how, thanks to the war and to fascism, it developed as it did. Gualtiero Marchesi talks about the high standards of his cuisine, and some of the personalities who frequented his restaurant.
Marika and Daniela tell us about the horrors that went on inside the Colosseum in Roman times, but also about the special, more peace-loving role the Colosseum has today. Discover, among other things, where the the gesture of thumbs down comes from!