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Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 26 View Series View This Episode

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Adriano has to go back to Ivrea because of a death in the family, and that's where this first episode leaves us. It is interesting to note all the kinds of professionals who contributed to producing this biopic.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

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Adriano and Grazia start seeing each other romantically, but her parents do not approve because of the age difference and because Adriano is still a married man.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There is more to tell about the incredible, huge cistern in the center of Matera. With this, the episode concludes, with an invitation to join in the next journey of discovery.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Adriano tells Grazia his ideas for a new kind of city. Back at the factory, cuts are being made, and there is talk of layoffs. We also discover an ironic fact about Adriano.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In Matera, various epochs shake hands, as Alberto Angela put it. Matera continues to amaze us with what's hidden underneath the piazza of the Baroque quarter: Il Piano.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 23 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As luck would have it, Adriano has a chance encounter with a young woman who has a problem he is uniquely capable of solving. Teresa and her daughter Maria have an unexpected caller.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Living conditions were so different at the time of the cave dwellings. Imagine having a mule and rabbits running around the house! The government eventually put a stop to this type of dwelling, and much was gained, but much was lost. On the other hand, people had to live somewhere. The Civita, the oldest part of Matera, filled up quickly around the imposing cathedral, and there was no more room for building houses.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Even though he is no longer leading the company, Adriano is as active as ever. Events come together that motivate him to put his theories into practice.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We see the inside of house built into the rock. It is fascinating to learn how families coped with the problems of water, humidity, and cramped quarters.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano decides to leave running the factory to Marcello and goes off on his own to work on his other projects. But country roads are dangerous in the pouring rain...

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We enter a fascinating church carved right into the rock: the Church of the Madonna di Idris. There are some surprising discoveries awaiting us.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano is very happy with how things have been going for the new Olivetti portable typewriter, but his siblings and partners in the business are not so happy. For one thing, they don't like not seeing any of the profits.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Matera is all about caves and grottoes. There were many natural caves that were expanded to be used as dwellings and churches, and other man-made grottoes as well.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Teresa and Libero go to the movies together, and things seem great. But Libero has something important to tell her, something she had no idea about.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela takes back in time, to a city that came about in a totally different way: splendid Matera in Basilicata. It's definitely worth a trip.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The "Lettera 22"portable typewriter is selling well, although Mauro isn't in complete agreement about the price. Libero and Teresa make some plans, and Mister Dalmasso comes around again.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We leave the Royal Palace of Caserta and head towards Cilento in Campania where there is a huge Benedictine monastery. When we see the term convento, we might assume it is a convent for nuns, but in Italian, un convento can be a religious community for either monks or nuns (or both).

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano shows Karen Bates around the new building and she writes her report. The new portable typewriter designed by Libero is finally ready.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Exploring the gardens further, we come upon a grotto, as well as what looks like an ancient Roman site, replete with original statues. It was all part of Vanvitelli's plan.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Teresa goes back to the factory, and finds out she has talent. Karen Bates, the American photographer, comes to visit Adriano, and he sees right away how he can involve her in one of his projects.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

If we thought the interior of the Royal Palace of Caserta was amazing, we should get ready for even more amazement as we go outside and see the spectacular park — a true capolavoro (masterpiece) — which Luigi Vanvitelli, architect and engineer, designed, giving water the starring role.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Paola is more clearheaded after a night's sleep. Adriano isn't happy, but he has other things to think about such as the new plans for the compact typewriter. He and Libero get a visit from the girl-thief again.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - Ep. 1 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The narrator makes us aware of the vast number of people necessary to run the Palace. We visit the most intimate place in the Palace: the queen's dressing room and bathroom. It is fascinating to learn all the ways in which it was outfitted to both pamper and protect the queen.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Paola is having trouble with Carlo and shows up at Adriano's in search of consolation.

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