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A Marsala - Salvo Agria View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy Sicilian

Salvo Agria is a painter and according to him, art is the most liberating way of expressing oneself. He believes that a person doesn’t choose art, but that art chooses the person. He shows a painting that depicts three generations: a little girl, an adult woman, and an old woman.

Adriano - La tarantella View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Sicilian

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

Amiche - È tempo di cantare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy Lucano

Our Maratea friends sing two very famous songs, by two equally famous singers, which continue to be sung by successive generations. We're talking about "Azzurro" [Blue] by Adriano Celentano and "L'italiano" [The Italian] by Toto Cutugno. Have fun listening!

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Verdi's Rigoletto: intrigue, love, passion and cruelty. Brought to you by Anna and Marika.

Anna e Marika - in Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto: more passion, intrigue, love, and cruelty at court. The curse is fulfilled!

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Magpies [gazze ladre] in folklore are known to be attracted by shiny things. Rossini's opera "La Gazza Ladra" recounts the story of Ninetta, a servant girl. She is wrongly accused of stealing the silverware that the family magpie stole.

Anna e Marika - in La Gazza Ladra - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Italy

Ninetta is in prison, condemned to death, and things are looking very bleak, indeed. Don't worry though; in the end, love and justice win out, and everyone except the magistrate lives happily ever after.

Anna e Marika - Un Ristorante a Trastevere View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna and Marika are having lunch in the Trastevere quarter of Rome. Join them as they order traditional Roman pasta dishes and talk about Italian eating habits.

Anna presenta - l'Isola Tiberina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Tiber Island is a charming quarter of Rome, especially in the summer, because the small bars, restaurants, discos and particularly the open-air movie theater make it an ideal spot for spending a nice evening.

Anna presenta - Villa Borghese - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Villa Borghese is a large park in Rome with plenty of green space, including landscape gardens in both Italian and English style, fountains, statues and a lake. It also offers museums, a café, and a cinema.

Anna presenta - Villa Borghese - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the Villa Borghese there's lots you can do. There is something for everyone. Rent a bike, rickshaw or scooter, go rowing, take in some theater, or just relax!

Anna presenta - Piazza del Popolo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome's most famous squares. It is at the foot of the Pincio Park. Three churches front on the piazza, two of which are famously known as the twins.

Anna presenta - La Bohème di Puccini - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna takes us to Paris, to a cold, dark attic room where she tells the beginning of the tragic but very romantic story of "La Boheme".

Anna presenta - La Bohème di Puccini - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this second and final segment of "La Bohème", Anna, as Lucia, goes on to tell us about her life. What will become of her?

Antonio - al Santuario - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Lucano

Antonio is at Praia a Mare and talks to us about the cult of the Madonna della Grotta (Madonna of the cave), patron saint of the city. The cult began in 1900, and every year in August the statue of the Madonna is carried in a procession, where many of the faithful take part.

Antonio - al Santuario - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Lucano

In this video, Antonio speaks in more detail about Praia's Madonna of the Cave. He shows us the rock where the ship's captain set down the wooden statue in the 14th century and he shows us the room where the statue is now housed.

Arianna e Marika - L'importanza di leggere View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marika and Arianna discuss their favorite book genres, authors, and why they like to read.

Champions - Parole Distratte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Here they are, acclaimed by both the public and jury at the 2011 Videofestival Live. The Champions win the first prize! With their artistic producer Marco Forni and their label Live Records and PA 74 Music they will participate in the selection session for Sanremo giovani 2012.

Claudio Capotondi - Scultore - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Claudio Capotondi is a sculptor who lives and works in Pietrasanta, a Tuscan town famous for its marble and marble sculptors. He talks about an upcoming exhibition.

Claudio Capotondi - Scultore - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Claudio Capotondi, sculptor, takes us into his "thinking room" and talks about the process of taking a block of marble and turning it into a work of art.

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