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In giro per l'Italia - Mazara Del Vallo - Sicilia - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Arianna explains what a casbah is, and she and Simone take us around to the Tunisian consulate and the old washhouse.

In giro per l'Italia - Mazara Del Vallo - Sicilia - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

We visit some of the narrow alleys with names that have special significance. Arianna and Simone tell the stories of these names and show us some of the beautiful ceramic pots placed around the town.

In giro per l'Italia - Mazara Del Vallo - Sicilia - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Arianna and Simone take us through the narrow lanes of Mazara to the little theater, built from leftover materials from ships, and on to the Casbah, full of ceramic artwork.

In giro per l'Italia - Mazara Del Vallo - Sicilia - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Arianna and Simone show us the historic center of this city on Sicily's west coast. Points of interest include its Casbah, where ceramic tile artworks tell of the city's Arab history, an unusual central-plan church; and the Satyr Museum.

In giro per l'Italia - La finestrella di Marechiaro -Napoli View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marino tells about Marechiaro, a small village in the area of Naples called Posillipo. Marchiaro gives its name to a very famous Neapolitan song by Salvatore Di Giacomo.

In giro per l'Italia - Lucca - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Mini decides to guide Arianna through one of the main roads of Lucca to the center of the city. It's one continuous road but its name changes several times. Arianna is fascinated by some mysterious numbers appearing on the stones of the pavement.

In giro per l'Italia - Lucca - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna visits Lucca for the first time, and gets some advice from a friend who lives there. Arianna and Eleonora look at the map together to get an idea of how the city is laid out. With its Roman origins, Lucca's urban space was designed with intersecting roads called 'cardos' and 'decumani'.

In giro per l'Italia - Firenze - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna takes us down to one of the most popular and busiest parts of the city. Many areas are primarily zone pedonali (pedestrian areas) but you still have to be very careful.

In giro per l'Italia - Firenze - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Today Arianna takes us back to Florence. This time we go to a high point on the southern side of the Arno river where we get a view of the whole city in all its splendor.

In giro per l'Italia - Pisa e dintorni - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna takes us down to a beach near Pisa, and explains a bit about how beaches work in many parts of Italy.

In giro per l'Italia - Pisa e dintorni - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

This beautiful church is worth a stop on the way from Pisa to the seaside. Arianna shares her discovery of it. The ceramic bowls that decorate the church are technically known as “bacini ceramici” in Italian, which could be translated as “ceramic basins.” Art historians who write in English, however, also use the term “bacini” for these tin-glazed works.

In giro per l'Italia - Pisa e dintorni - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna shows us around the Cathedral Square, where the bell tower, better known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is located.

In giro per l'Italia - Asciano - S. Giuliano Terme: Villa Bosniascki - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Gianni takes us up to an abandoned villa, and reflects on the tremendous challenges the builder faced.

Marche - Opera Unica

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Region of the Marches, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, is lesser known than other regions, but there is lots to see here, with its long coastline and jewel-like cities.

In giro per l'Italia - Firenze - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Arianna shows us the outside market near San Lorenzo, and we discover where the train station got its long name Santa Maria Novella. Arianna also gives us some important information about how to get to and from the airports of Pisa and Florence.

Sicilia - Marsala - Casa vacanze Torre Lupa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

Benedetto shows us his beautifully landscaped vacation rental property in the Province of Marsala.

Sicilia - Marsala - Stabilimento balneare Lupa Beach View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian

The people who run a seaside restaurant in the province of Marsala describe the place as a little corner of paradise with its pure, curative water and sand, and meals served directly in the water. They are used to speaking Sicilian most of the time, so speaking correct Italian is a challenge. But their love for the place, and their typically Sicilian warmth towards visitors come through.

L'Italia a tavola - Interrogazione sul Friuli Venezia Giulia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Let's see if Anna has studied one of the northernmost regions of Italy. It's a border region and as such, has some peculiarities.

In giro per l'Italia - Firenze - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Arianna is still a bit hungry, so she looks around for something else to eat. After lunch, she takes us downstairs to the actual market.

In giro per l'Italia - Firenze - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna takes us around Florence. In this part, we walk from the main train station to the famous San Lorenzo market, where it's time to find some lunch.

L'Italia a tavola - Interrogazione sulla Calabria View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

It's time to talk about Calabria, a southern region with both sea and mountains. Let's hope Anna did some studying.

Itinerari Della Bellezza - Basilicata - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Pythagoras, after leaving Croton, brought his school of philosophy to Metapontum. This key city of Magna Graecia [Greater Greece] brings the series on Basilicata to a close.

Itinerari Della Bellezza - Basilicata - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment concentrates on the environs of Matera, its rugged beauty, and the sacred art and architecture that makes use of natural grottoes.

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