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Autocollection - EP1 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We see the underside of a Ferrari as an inspection is carried out. Carmine Sessa, a classic car expert, talks about the Spider model and the Daytona model, which was built in a limited quantity, almost exclusively for the American market. Fun "fact": Some say the yellow color was named Fly, standing for "Ferrari Light yellow." The color was suggested by Fiamma Breschi (a close friend of Enzo Ferrari's). Fiamma means "flame" but she didn't want the color to be Giallo Fiamma "flame yellow" (named after her) and suggested "fly."

Autocollection - EP1 - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The passion for vintage cars can become a real disease. Being the owner of a car and being a collector are two different things.

Autocollection - EP1 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There are a great many unique automobiles in the collection. In the early twentieth century, there was no metallic paint, so other solutions were found to produce a special finish, such as Lunar Chrome, a technique using mother of pearl and fish scales.

Autocollection - EP1 - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Italy has an important tradition of auto d'epoca (vintage cars) and auto da corsa (race cars) and RAI TV has dedicated a documentary series to this topic. This first segment is introduced by former racing driver René Arnoux, who competed in 12 Formula One seasons. You might notice his French accent. It also features Silvia Nicolis, daughter of the collector of vintage cars, Luciano Nicolis.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The deepest part of the Mediterranean is located between Apulia and Greece. There, conditions are such that there is plenty of food for predators. With the "Researcher for a Day" program, the association gets precious help searching for cetaceans in these waters.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The founder of the Jonian Dolphin Conservation describes one of its projects: Ketos, Euro-Mediterranean center of the sea and cetaceans, based in Taranto.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We get a glimpse of the spaces where a show takes shape, from sewing the costumes, to creating the sets and backdrops. When a model of a set arrives, the job of the team is to translate it into reality, into something big.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Tortona is an area of Milan, where steel mills stood previously. The huge structure turned out to be perfect for housing, once renovated, the Ansaldo workshop for the sets of Teatro alla Scala. The area has become very trendy and popular, especially during the Milan Fashion Week.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Gratitude for the bounty of nature is a primary value for the Zegna Foundation. It might be helpful for the viewer to know that l'abito is a noun (think "monk's habit") meaning a gown or suit, but it is also the first person singular of the verb abitare (to inhabit, to live).

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We move on to Biella, northwest of Milan, where the quality of the water contributes to the excellent quality of the woolen fabrics produced by the historical Zegna company.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There are more steps to making these skins into fine shoe leather, with the result of turning waste products into noble ones.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Tuscany is famous for its fine leather. The tradition goes back to medieval times and was a way to make use of the byproducts from slaughtering animals for meat, in other words, the hide.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Angelo Inglese talks about how the company got its start, back in the fifties. His widowed grandmother and a next-door neighbor began sewing. Now, the company strives to be an enhancement to the old city of Ginosa.

L'Italia che piace - Stile di vita - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Italy is known for fashion, and that includes shirts. Angelo Inglese, a shirtmaker from Ginosa, in Apulia, talks about how his shirts stand out for being inspired by local traditions, notably embroidery and crocheting.

Corso base di snowboard - Snowboard

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Italian Alps are a pretty spectacular spot to learn the basics of snowboarding. Matteo and his two very capable students show us the ropes.

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