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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.

Zero Assoluto - Per Dimenticare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This song is one guy's RSVP to a wedding invitation from his ex-girlfriend. He feels he should explain why he is not going to attend. The refrain uses the tricky verb dimenticare (to forget) in three different ways, first as an infinitive: dimenticare, then with a direct object pronoun attached to it: dimenticarti (to forget you), and finally, as a reflexive verb (to forget) with its pronoun attached: dimenticarmi di te (to forget you).

Zero Assoluto - Svegliarsi la Mattina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The pop band Zero Assoluto [Absolute Zero] is made up of two Rome musicians, Thomas De Gasperi and Matteo Maffucci. They have frequently performed at the annual Sanremo Festival.

Zecchino d'Oro - Le tagliatelle di nonna Pina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This is a very popular song among Italian kids. It extols the virtues of a good plate of tagliatelle [fettucini] with meat sauce.

Zecchino d'Oro - Volevo un gatto nero View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

A children's song about not keeping one's word in a deal. The deal involves house cats and more exotic animals.

Zecchino d'Oro - Mio fratello View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

A little girl gets her wish—a stork brings a baby brother.

Zecchino d'Oro - Il valzer del moscerino View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Beppone (a nickname which might be translated as Big Joe) has a large nose, and while he's blissfully napping in a garden, it serves as a dance floor for some gnats.

Zecchino d'Oro - Goccia dopo goccia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

An inspirational song about how things are created in small increments.

Zecchino d'Oro - Quarantaquattro gatti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

A song about cats that helps Italian school children remember that 6 x 7 = 42.

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.

Yabla-Intro - Irene View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Italy

What in the world is Yabla? Irene explains it to you, and all in under two and a half minutes! Don’t worry if you don’t speak Italian, it’s all subtitled and captioned, with plenty of features to help you soak up any new language molto velocemente! What are you waiting for? Fire up the video!

Yabla-Intro - Francesca View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

What in the world is Yabla? Francesca explains it to you, and all in under two and a half minutes! Don’t worry if you don’t speak Italian, it’s all subtitled and captioned, with plenty of features to help you soak up any new language molto velocemente! What are you waiting for? Fire up the video!

Yabla-Intro - Marika View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

What in the world is Yabla? Marika explains it to you, and all in under two and a half minutes! Don’t worry if you don’t speak Italian, it’s all subtitled and captioned, with plenty of features to help you soak up any new language molto velocemente! What are you waiting for? Fire up the video!

Yabla Italiano - Sorpresa di Natale 2017 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Season's greetings from Yabla Italian. A personal message from the faces and voices you know so well.

Yabla Italiano - Buon Natale 2018 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Christmas greetings from Italy by way of a Christmas poem by Alda Merini.

WWF Italia - Luca Zingaretti insieme al WWF per fermare le trivelle View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Luca Zingaretti, known for his playing Salvo Montalbano in the TV series based on Camilleri's detective novels, makes an appeal to prevent drilling in the Mediterranean. The World Wildlife Fund message was prepared for the 2016 referendum. Voters chose to ban drilling.

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.

WWF Italia - Progetto tartarughe - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Educational outreach to fishermen is an important aspect of the WWF's project for saving sea turtles.

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The French government is privileged to have two of Rome's most beautiful properties: Palazzo Farnese, which they rent for a nominal fee and use as their embassy, and Villa Medici, which is the home of the French Academy, and was procured by Napoleon. The narrator speaks of how the land on which Villa Medici was built was highly appreciated by the ancient Romans.

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment focuses on the reasons behind the founding of the French Academy by Louis XIV

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A tour of Villa Medici's reception and private rooms. Ferdinando de' Medici hired the architect and sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati to expand the villa, as well as other renowned Florentines artists to create fresco cycles exalting his life. We catch a glimpse of his frescoed south-facing apartment, which would have been used in the colder months, while the north-side suite was for warmer periods.

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We get a look at the plaster casts of Roman and Greek statues in the French Academy's storage rooms, sculptures such as the Venus de Milo. Fellows have made use of these casts to draw inspiration for their own works.

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment focuses on Messalina, wife of the Emperor Claudius, who owned a villa on the site of Villa Medici. We catch a glimpse of tunnels and rooms beneath the villa, which were used by Ferdinando de' Medici to imprison Asian slaves when they weren't at work on a garden meant to evoke Mount Parnassus.

Villa Medici - L'arca della bellezza - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We visit the French Academy's gallery devoted to plaster casts of antique sculptures and the large park, which was once used by Ferdinando de' Medici for hunting.

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