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Archive for July, 2018

The Other Side Of The Mountain – Part 2 Posted by on Jul 11, 2018

We’ve come to the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Emilia Romagna to see an exhibition of work by Italian traveller and artist Alberto Pasini (Busseto 1826 – Cavoretto 1899). Pasini is best know for his magnificent depictions of the orient. With superb draughtsmanship and expert use of tone and colour, he captured the dazzling light, dry…

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L’Interrogatorio Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

Today, in part eight of ‘The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body’, we’re going to follow Inspector Augusto and Lieutenent Ciceri as they question the crew of a fishing boat containing human parts. You can read all the previous chapters by clicking on the following links: Chapter 1: The Strange Case Of The Irregular Body…

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The Other Side Of The Mountain – Part 1 Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

Today, we’re on our way to the wonderful Fondazione Magnani Rocca about 10 km south of Parma. We emerge from the long gallery that cuts through the towering rock between Toscana and Emilia Romagna, and everything changes. It’s hard to believe that two neighbouring regions can differ so much in terms of climate, landscape, architecture…

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How To Use The Imperfetto Posted by on Jul 2, 2018

Today we’re going to continue exploring the complex topic of using the past tense in Italian. In Using The Passato Prossimo In Italian – Part 1 and Part 2 we looked at how to construct the present perfect tense using the auxiliary verbs essere and avere followed by a past participle. Whereas the passato prossimo…

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