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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The story of Adriano Olivetti and his development of the family business, which expanded from typewriters to computers. This first segment shows CIA officers who consider Olivetti's electronic brain a great threat to American business. The segment also features a flashback to Adriano's childhood in Ivrea, when he was not too eager to learn the ropes.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano has some unwelcome news from Paola, his wife. On a nighttime walk above Ivrea, Adriano is threatened by a woman brandishing a gun.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There is an injured person in the woods in need of aid and Adriano doesn't hesitate. A birthday party is going on in the villa.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 5 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano is doing the right thing. But the Germans come looking for an American pilot and search the whole house.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 6 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The family has realized that staying is not a wise choice, so, reluctantly, everyone starts getting ready to leave their beautiful home.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 7 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's father has decided to leave him the factory, but Adriano is not so sure about that. Adriano is still very much in love with Paola after two years apart.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 8 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The war is over, and Adriano goes back to Ivrea. The company is barely surviving, and Adriano's siblings look to him for solutions.

Andromeda - in - Storia del gelato - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

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.

Andromeda - in - Storia del gelato - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Andromeda talks about the various types of ice cream and how they are made.

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marika and Anna take us to a famous restaurant on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome. Tune in to discover what's so special about it. (It has to do with movies and movie stars.) And... maybe you can guess what pasta dish Anna is going to order!

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Back in the days when people traveled on horseback, Al Biondo Tevere was a convenient rest stop just outside the walls of the city. People would feed and water their horses, and trade what was in their bundles of food with their fellow travelers. Later, it became a proper restaurant and many famous people became regulars, including filmmakers, Pasolini and Bertolucci. Signora Giuseppina shares the story.

Anna e Marika - Trattoria Al Biondo Tevere - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Don't miss the last part of Marika and Anna's encounter with Signora Giuseppina of the Trattoria al Biondo Tevere. You'll hear about a 56 year-old fridge, five weddings in one day, and sheep who do gardening.

Anna e Marika - Hostaria Antica Roma - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Find out what's so special about the restaurant where Anna and Marika are about to have lunch.

Anna e Marika - Hostaria Antica Roma - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

What did people eat in Ancient Rome? Paolo, the owner of the restaurant, tells us about the history of the place and talks about the most popular dishes on the menu based on actual recipes from Roman times.

Anna e Marika - Hostaria Antica Roma - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The journey into the past continues, and this time Paolo, the proprietor even tells an anecdote concerning American history. If you're wondering what American History has to do with ancient Rome, tune in!

Anna e Marika - Hostaria Antica Roma - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Another little journey back in time. This time Anna and Marika discover what pigeons have to do with dead people!

Anna e Marika - Hostaria Antica Roma - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Here we are at the last part of the story of this unique restaurant. Anna and Marika relax over coffee, and tease each other about being just a bit fuori (nuts).

Escursioni Campane - Castello Normanno - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Francesco is in the Province of Avellino and talks to us about one of the Campania Region's most important archaeological sites: the Norman Castle of Avella, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, but well preserved nonetheless.

Escursioni Campane - Castello Normanno - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The excursion to the Castle of Avella continues and we see the preserved walls of this historic place. Places such as this are common in Campania, thanks to the numerous civilizations that passed through this region in earlier times.

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