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Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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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 8 View Series View This Episode

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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 7 View Series View This Episode

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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 6 View Series View This Episode

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

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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

Meraviglie - S2EP1 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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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 3 View Series View This Episode

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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 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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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 1 View Series View This Episode

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.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 30 View Series View This Episode

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The episode closes with one of Domenico Modugno's most famous songs, Tu si' 'na cosa grande (you are something great to me), as Mimmo muses about the present and the future.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 29 View Series View This Episode

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Mimmo goes to Paris and hears some great music, but doesn't have much success with his songs. That leaves him little choice but to go to Canada. It's cold there! He keeps in touch with Franca during his travels.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 28 View Series View This Episode

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When they get to his hometown, there's one person Mimmo doesn't want to see and one person he does want to see. Later on, he talks to Franca about how frustrated he is about his career.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 27 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As Mimmo and Franca enjoy the beach and swimming in the clear water, he tells her about his childhood in the town they can see from where they are sitting.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 26 View Series View This Episode

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The piazza where Mimmo and Franca perform is deserted, but everything changes once he starts singing a Tarantella. Later on, Mimmo takes Franca to one of his favorite spots.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

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Franca, disappointed and hurt, goes to visit her grandmother in Sicily and writes a letter to Mimmo.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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Before the prince leaves the gathering in a very melancholy mood, he tells Mimmo about a job. Mimmo gets the job, but has a hard time satisfying the director (who is a bit eccentric, it must be said). Franca comes to the theater to see Mimmo at a certain point, but it might not have been the right moment.

Trailer ufficiale - Dafne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Carolina Raspanti plays Dafne, a girl of 35 who leads a regular life until she loses her mother and has to take care of her father suffering from depression. Dafne has Down syndrome, as does the actress who portrays her.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 23 View Series View This Episode

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At their meeting with the head of Curci music publishers in Milan, Riccardo and Mimmo dare to mention the word "contract." Once back in Rome, the Prince shows up at the artists' circle where Mimmo is having dinner.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

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Franca's career is going nicely, and Mimmo decides that he'll do whatever they want him to: Sing, dance, act...

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

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For the radio show, Mimmo sings a very sad song, based on a story he had read in the newspaper. Note: The images of the event may be disturbing. This broadcast was one of the last Mimmo and Franca would be doing, and they talk about the immediate future as they walk home.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

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Franca was very skeptical about doing the broadcast with Mimmo, but ends up on the radio with him. There's one word to describe them: bravissimi! Remembering that these performances were live, not taped makes it all the more exciting to watch.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

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This is the final installment of the documentary dedicated to the Taviani brothers. It concludes as they do some location scouting in the marvelous old city of Montepulciano for Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio), a 2015 film. Vittorio Taviani died in 2015 at the age of 88, and Paolo is 89 and still making films.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico can't wait to tell Franca about doing the show, but she won't take his calls, so he goes to see her in person.

Fratelli Taviani - La passione e l'utopia - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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It's not often that two people, let alone brothers, can work together in perfect harmony. But artists who have worked with the Taviani brothers say they came very close. Paolo and Vittoio knew what they wanted and they knew how they wanted to obtain it, down to the letter.

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