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Eleonora - I miei cavalli View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Eleonora tells us about how she combines her love for animals, especially horses, with a path to a career.

Erica - Archeologia sperimentale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Erica takes us back to the time when prehistoric man first discovered that fire was not just something to fear, as was the case with animals, but something he could make use of, and later, something he could produce.

Marika spiega - Medico o dottore? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

Marika explains the difference between dottore and medico and helps us understand all the different kinds of doctors. Great for beginners.

Marika spiega - Il sistema solare e i pianeti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

It's time to learn the names of the planets in Italian. Marika talks about our Solar System. Great for beginners!

Cocktail - VintRò - Negroni View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

You might be familiar with Campari Soda, which comes in a distinctive little bottle, but the cocktail described in this video uses Campari Bitter, the liqueur Campari Soda is made from.

COVID-19 - Domande frequenti - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Everyone is talking about coronavirus. Marika addresses frequently asked questions about this recent, ongoing phenomenon.

Silvana e Luciano - Il nostro incontro

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Falling in love doesn't follow scientific rules. Silvana and Luciano tell us about how they met and their plans, now that they are of a certain age.

In cucina con Arianna - la panzanella - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Arianna, born and raised in Tuscany, will make panzanella, one of her favorite dishes. The main ingredient is quite humble: stale bread!

Adriano - L'arancello di Marina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Adriano convinces his mother to share her secret recipe for arancello with us. Arancello is an Italian liqueur made with the rinds of oranges.

L'Italia a tavola - Interrogazione sulla Toscana View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Anna knows all about Tuscany, one of her favorite regions. Tuscany was very important for the evolution of the Italian language, and is one of the areas of Italy most frequented by tourists.

Lucio Dalla e Francesco De Gregori - 4 marzo 1943

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Lucio Dalla and Francesco De Gregori perform the song that was originally titled “Gesù Bambino” [Christ Child] but was changed to Dalla's date of birth after censure from the Sanremo music festival.

Domenico Modugno - Volare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Modugno appears in this vintage clip on the Ed Sullivan Show and sings what is probably the most popular Italian song ever. Franco Migliacci, the songwriter, was inspired to write the song by the paintings of Marc Chagall.

L'Italia a tavola - Il pesto genovese - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika and Anna go through the list of ingredients needed to make a Ligurian specialty — pasta with pesto sauce.

Adriano Celentano - Il ragazzo della Via Gluck (dal LIVE di Verona ROCKECONOMY) View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Together with Eros Ramazzotti, Adriano Celentano sings the ballad about the street in the outskirts of Milan where Celentano grew up. The street once abutted fields, but over time all the green was built on or paved over. The Via Gluck is named after the 18th century composer Christoph Willibald Gluck.

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.

Martina - si presenta

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Nineteen-year-old Martina tells us about herself. Her dreams have changed over the years, and she now has some concrete, long-term, and clearcut goals.

Gianna Nannini - Fenomenale View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Native of Siena, singer-songwriter Gianna Nannini is unafraid of being provocative and explicit in her lyrics. She sings this song from her album Amore gigante [Huge Love].

Italiano commerciale - Colloquio di lavoro - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Arianna just got her Marketing degree and is looking for a job. Let's see how she goes about it.

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Me Ne Frego [I don't give a damn], was one of the mottoes of Fascism, coming originally from the writings of Gabriele d'Annunzio and employed by storm troops during World War One as a war cry for courage and daring, with the meaning, "I don't mind dying for freedom." The motto gives the title to this documentary about the influences of Italian Fascism on the Italian language. It was produced by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, with materials from the historical Luce archives, and narrates the obscure attempt by the Fascist regime to create a new and unique language, a new “Italian” that fit the dogma of the dictatorship.

Marika spiega - I verbi venire e andare - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Marika goes over the verbs andare [to go] and venire [to come], verbs that are often mistakenly interchanged. She also highlights the expression, va bene, which can indicate that things are going nicely or can be used to voice agreement.

Umberto Eco - Proust e l'identità europea

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What does it mean to be a European? Is the variety of languages in Europe an obstacle to actual unification? Umberto Eco explores these questions and offers some interesting insight.

Zucchero - Diamante, il primo video. View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Zucchero's 2008 song evokes the immediate post World War II years, when soldiers and brides pass along together. Delmo refers to Zucchero's real name, Adelmo.

WWF Italia - Progetto tartarughe - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Italian branch of the WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, has been rescuing sea turtles and finding ways to protect their habitats ever since the 1980s.

Basilicata Turistica - Non me ne voglio andare - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The southern Italian region of Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is shown to us by a woman who was born there, and her young son. The Sanctuary of the Madonna in Anglona is where they start off.

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