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Marika spiega - Vacanze estive e Ferragosto - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

People often wonder where the name ferragosto comes from, as well as the holiday itself. Marika fills us in with its fascinating history and evolution.

Marika spiega - Vacanze estive e Ferragosto - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In Italy, August is the warmest month, and most Italians try to go on vacation for at least part of the month. The most important vacation day is August 15th, called Ferragosto.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

We come to the end of this story of the lockdown in Italy, told through amateur videos, all gathered and coordinated by Gabriele Salvatores.

Andromeda - Routine di bellezza mattutina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Let's see how Andromeda carries out her morning beauty routine. Depending on the weather, she might add a thin layer of sunscreen to prevent her skin from aging.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

On April 25th, Italians celebrate being liberated from the Nazis. It's customary for Italians to gather in piazzas all over the country to celebrate, but in 2020, everyone was in lockdown. The famous song Bella ciao provides the soundtrack for this segment, as people talk about their experiences, as well as what they are looking forward to when the worst of the pandemic is over.

Andromeda - Routine di bellezza serale - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Andromeda shows us, step by step, how she takes off her makeup and gets her skin ready for the nighttime.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

How did Italians spend Easter in 2020? Certain traditions were able to be maintained, but it wasn't easy!

Andromeda - Routine di bellezza serale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Andromeda demonstrates her nightly beauty routine in this segment, and describes the products she uses.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Despite the restrictions brought on by Covid, people would still graduate from school, they'd get married, and they'd celebrate birthdays. But of course, they would have to get creative. Health workers in close contact with Covid patients would have to find a way to be affectionate with their loved ones without infecting them.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

During the pandemic, there were those who couldn't do their shopping for one reason or another, so volunteers would help out. Some could pay for their groceries, but others couldn't. At the beginning of the video, we're in the ZEN, a housing project on the outskirts of Palermo. ZEN stands for Zona Espansione Nord (northern expansion zone). Towards the end of the segment, we're at Milan's Pio Albergo Trivulzio, a nursing home and hospital where many people died in the first wave of Covid-19.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

During the lockdown of 2020, cities were deserted. The urban landscape changed drastically and some strange things happened, too.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

During the pandemic, children keep being born, which is a a joyous event. At the same time, people, especially the elderly, die with no loved ones around, no closure, no goodbyes. The doctors and nurses worry constantly about having been careful enough with their PPE.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

How can you stay fit if you are shut up in your apartment? It's not easy, but it can be done. And what if you're a musician? Your balcony becomes your stage, and the adjacent buildings, your audience.

Medicina Alternativa - Cromopuntura, cos'è. View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What is chromotherapy? Marino, who is a chromotherapist, explains this fascinating branch of alternative medicine.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Living in a studio apartment during the quarantine was especially challenging. Bergamo was one of the worst hit cities in Italy and the rate at which coffins piled up was shocking.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

During the first wave of the pandemic, working in the hospital was especially grim. No visitors were allowed, so families had to stay close by phone and with a health-care worker helping out. It was hard for everyone.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Italians adopted English words to describe the new system of working from home. They've called it smart working. No one was happy about the virus, but some people could see the bright side. Others were very stressed out and would go on a disinfecting rampage. The worst situation was in hospitals, where health care workers were pretty much flying blind.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Going to school remotely from home was hard for everyone, kids and young adults alike, not to mention for the teachers. And, just imagine trying to train to be a ballet dancer. People had to get creative and at the same time, deal with reality.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There were a few places untouched by the pandemic, for example, near the North Pole. Some people had a hard time getting out of bed. Others became creative.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A man tells about how maddening it was to realize he had made a mistake in giving his mother a kiss. In March 2020, all of Italy shut down. Everything stopped, to try and limit the spread of Covid-19.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Different people talk about their experiences: a hospital intensive-care worker, a bike courier, a 103-year old woman, some children, and the head of a family.

Fuori era primavera - Viaggio nell'Italia del lockdown - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This documentary follows the coronavirus from its beginnings in China to its arrival in Italy. Much of the material was contributed by ordinary people trying to live their lives in the midst of the pandemic.

COVID-19 - 6) La guarigione View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

It was a tough 72 days, but, as the title suggests, the family recovered, luckily. They think back on their time in isolation and what it felt like to come out the other side. Their story even made it into a local newspaper.

COVID-19 - 5) I tamponi View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

If you have never been tested for Covid-19, Giuditta and Marino give a good description of the process. And their youngest son had to be very brave.

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