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Archive for July, 2020

Storia all’Incontrario – The Upside-Down Tale Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

This is an Italian story called “The Upside-Down Tale” written by Noemi Fabbri for a children’s school in Castel San Pietro Terme, a small commune in the metropolitan city of Bologna. I found it online through a site called Nenanet where there are many other stories and fables written in Italian, so check it out for…

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A Virtual Trip – Ravenna Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

Un Viaggio Virtuale – Ravenna Ciao ai miei cari lettori!  Considering the current ban on travel to Europe for American residents (anyone else have canceled summer plans?) I thought we could partake in un viaggio virtuale, insieme! Andiamo a Ravenna!  Ravenna, located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, is considered an inland city yet is…

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Insomma, Italia ti amo! Posted by on Jul 16, 2020

Passeggiare tra i sentieri nascosti di posti magici. Stroll through the hidden paths of magical places. Ciao a tutti amici miei! Oggi mi sento un po’ più poetica rispetto al solito e quindi vi parlerò di una cosa che mi ha colpito subito, dal primo istante in cui ho posato il piede sul suolo italiano…

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Ennio Morricone – An Italian Legend Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

Ennio Morricone – Un Mito Italiano  Ieri ci lascia un genio, un mito della musica, un grande vanto dell’Italia, Ennio Morricone. Il compositore aveva 91 anni.  Yesterday a genius left us, a musical legend, a great pride of Italy, Ennio Morricone. The composer was 91 years old, and died as a result of complications from…

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Italian Tongue Twisters Posted by on Jul 3, 2020

Tongue twisters, scioglilingua in Italian, are always a fun and challenging way to improve your language skills.   As kids I am sure all of you challenged yourself and your friends to repeat some common English tongue twisters. It is a great way to practice both pronunciation as well as clear and speedy speech. Vi…

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