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La Scuola in Italia – School in Italy Posted by on Aug 28, 2020

Ciao a tutti! Gli studenti (students), i genitori (parents), and gli insegnanti (teachers) are all preparing for the beginning of the school year. All around the world there is a lot of ansia, anxiety, about this school year given the circumstances with COVID-19. In Italy the Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina has decided to open…

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Camping in Italian Posted by on Aug 20, 2020

Ciao a tutti i miei cari amici!  Today we are going to talk and discover some camping vocabulary in Italian. Just like in the USA, camping is a popular pastime in Italy. Wild camping is forbidden in national parks, however, so if you ever want to camp make sure you find a dedicated campsite. The…

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Ferragosto – An Italian Holiday Posted by on Aug 13, 2020

Buon Ferragosto a tutti!  This Saturday, il 15 agosto, is the Italian holiday of Ferragosto. It originates from the Feriae Augusti, the festival of Emperor Augustus, where workers would enjoy some rest after the agricultural harvest. It would even include a monetary bonus for workers after they were wished buon ferragosto from their employers. It…

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Italian Comedy – Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo Posted by on Aug 7, 2020

Ciao a tutti, di nuovo! I wanted to share with you some comedy sketches in Italian that I have enjoyed, for both Italian listening practice, and because they are funny! Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo are an Italian trio of comedians, actors and screenwriters. They have been active since 1982 and they are some of the…

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