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Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP.2 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

As opposed to the classical palaces of the powerful, with their throne rooms and great halls, Castel del Monte has some smaller and more intimate spaces, conducive to more personal encounters. Over the centuries, the castle was exploited in different ways, well into modern times.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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.

Adriano - Battesimo di Philip - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After the baptism ceremony in the Palatine Chapel, Adriano takes us to another historically and artistically rich site in Palermo: the Convento di Baida [Baida Abbey]. In Italian, the term convento is used more commonly than monastero [monastery] and may house either male or female religious communities.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Paola makes a quick decision upon meeting Grazia. Karen Bates comes back with some footage for Adriano to look at.

La Ladra - Ep. 7 - Il piccolo ladro - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Eva knows Dante is keeping something from her, and she is a bit worried. Malù wants to talk to Lorenzo and he is a bit worried. The girls start making detailed plans for the caper.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta and Ginevra talk about the toxicological report, but also about personal things. Luca and Lara say goodbye to each other, and Luca connects with Stefani's daughter by chance, giving him another opportunity to participate in the investigation.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP.2 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto Angela takes us inside Castel del Monte and helps us imagine what it might have looked like when it was "alive." He uses the term piano nobile, which indicates the floor of a mansion where the noblemen or landowners lived, as opposed to the floors where the servants' quarters and kitchens would have been.

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.

Professioni e mestieri - Mago Edo - Piccole illusioni

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Edo is an illusionist, and with Eleonora's assistance, he shows us some tricks with newspaper cuttings and a deck of cards, all with Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's illness and hospital stay bring about a pivotal moment for relations between Grazia and her father, and not only them.

Chi m'ha visto - film - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The disappearance of Martino hasn't gone unnoticed after all. A TV crew has shown up in town. Naturally, Peppino rushes off in his Ape (three-wheeler) to give Martino the good news.

La Ladra - Ep. 7 - Il piccolo ladro - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Eva practices opening the safe, and Dante goes to the market, none too happy about his friction with Eva. He has an unusual encounter there.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca goes to see Sardi and Toscani. He opens the door and sees a familiar face he hasn't seen in a while. They go out for some seafood together.

Zecchino d'Oro - Il coccodrillo come fa? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This song about the sounds animals make was a prize winner at the Zecchino d'Oro, a festival featuring children's songs. When it comes to crocodiles, there are things known about them, but not how they go.

Alberto Angela - Meraviglie - EP.2 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Wonderful aerial photography shows Castel del Monte and its crown-like octagonal shape. Frederick II was particularly fond of the castle because it was an ideal location to hunt small game with his falcons.

Adriano - Battesimo di Philip - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Adriano has invited us to the baptism of his son Philip. It allows us to get a glimpse of one of the most beautiful places to visit in Palermo, the Palatine Chapel. The priest tells the congregation about the consecration of this famous basilica in 1040.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After his encounter with Mauro, Adriano faints on the sidewalk. Grazia reads about his fainting in the newspaper and visits Adriano in the hospital.

Chi m'ha visto - film - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Peppino brings Sally, the Latin American woman from the gas station, to the hideout, thinking he is doing Martino a big favor.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara sneaks up on the winery owner's daughter and the stockroom guy. Toscani and Sardi ask Manara to run an errand, claiming they have 41° C fevers [105.8° F] as a ruse to get him to come over.

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.

Corso di italiano con Daniela - Pronomi combinati - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

In this last segment, Daniela focuses on when the past participle of a verb in the present perfect has to agree (in number and gender) with the direct object pronoun when using compound pronouns. It's a bit tricky.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We learn why Dalmasso asked Mauro to stay on at the Olivetti firm. Adriano pays a visit to Mauro's house to find out if his suspicions are correct.

Chi m'ha visto - film - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Peppino buys some groceries for Martino and Marti' is none too happy with the bill. He goes over what Peppino bought, giving the quantity as due and du' [short for due (two)] for the canned tomatoes, beer etc. Often, this due isn't a literal two, but means a small amount. You frequently hear the du' at fruit and vegetable shops or markets, where customers might ask for just a little bit of something, such as "du' ciliegie" [cherries]. The du' is also a polite way of preventing the vendor from heaping produce on the scale.

La Ladra - Ep. 7 - Il piccolo ladro - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Ferruccio, the kitchen hand, tells Dante about a conversation he overheard and this creates a little friction between Eva and Dante. Lorenzo hasn't been showing up for meals at the restaurant and Eva learns why.

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