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Il Diluvio Universale Posted by on Nov 30, 2009

Salve a tutti! Questo articolo sarà molto breve perché siamo in piena crisi di emergenza. Fuori si è scatenato il Diluvio Universale, le cateratte del cielo si sono aperte e il muro di contenimento sopra il nostro terreno è crollato. Le scale che portano alla terrazza sono un torrente in piena, i buchi di scolo…

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Un Misterioso Personaggio dei Fumetti Posted by on Nov 27, 2009

Following my visit to Lucca Comics 2009, I felt inspired to write something about i Fumetti (Comic Books), then I realized that I hadn’t done a quiz for ages. So eccolo (here it is), a Fumetti Quiz! But first a brief explanation of the name Fumetti: the word fumetto comes from, as you might have…

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Opere in Mostra Posted by on Nov 24, 2009

This winter in Italy, lovers of Modern and Contemporary art will be spoilt for choice. Interesting art exhibitions are a bit like buses, nothing comes along for ages and then a whole load all appear at the same time. For me it’s going to be a difficult choice because I’d love to go to at least five…

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Orti Energetici a Pisa Posted by on Nov 21, 2009

Anyone who regularly reads my blogs will know that we are keen gardeners, and that we have a large orto (vegetable garden, or allotment) which provides us with nice fresh produce throughout the summer. So when I was browsing through the newspaper the other day and my attention was caught by the words ‘Orti Energetici’ (Energy…

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Word Lists – 1. La Cucina Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there are all sorts of little strategies that can help you memorize those sometimes elusive words. Learning from a book, or in a class isn’t really the best way of developing your vocabulary for the simple reason that it is too abstract, i.e. too unconnected with the…

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