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A slow sunny train journey to Montepulciano

A slow sunny train journey to Montepulciano

Welcome to Rome Fiumicino where the local time is 11am. Through passport control, on to the Leonardo express train and I’m in Rome Termini. From there, I take the Treno regionale veloce to Chiusi Chianciano Terme for only 10 euros one way.  After less than 20 minutes, I’m already in the beautiful Italian countryside. I don’t regret for one moment my decision to reach Montepulciano by train – the view is beyond words.The train is passing through wheat…

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Culture: map of Italy by Classic Italian film

Culture: map of Italy by Classic Italian film

I just found this map of Italy by Classic Italian film and thought it is very stimulating, especially if you consider that the most productive regions (Lombardia, Emilia Romagna, Lazio and Sicilia above all others) seem to work with genres that are seen as more appropriate to the cultural atmosphere of their specific territory. For example, immersed in the grey metropolitan scenarios of the workaholic…

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Video- Un’intervista a Jhumpa Lahiri

Video- Un’intervista a Jhumpa Lahiri

Un’intervista con la scrittrice Jhumpa Lahiri, autrice del libro “In altre parole” in cui descrive la sua esperienza come studentessa d’italiano. Nel libro la scrittrice americana descrive tutte le emozioni che ha vissuto e che vive ogni giorno in bilico fra le 3 lingue, italiano, bengalese e inglese. Una lettura divertente e piacevole che consiglio vivamente a tutti i miei…

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Explore Sorrento this summer

Explore Sorrento this summer

Explore Sorrento: a beautiful Italian town situated in the Neapolitan Riviera. Explore Sorrento this summer and discover a town full of exciting things to do and see. It is full of Mediterranean charm and visitors will enjoy the Southern Italian lifestyle. With many cafes and shops, Sorrento holidays will be enjoyed by every member of the family. Visitors can learn…

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The best teacher ever

The best teacher ever

At 7 years old, my son went to Italy to spend 10 days with Italian cousins to be immersed in the language. When I arrived to Agnone, to collect him, I was stunned when Luca accompanied me around town. He was greeted as though he had been there all his life – by other kids, cousins close and far removed,…

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Maremma, the real beauty of Tuscany

Maremma, the real beauty of Tuscany

Tuscany is not just Florence, Pisa and Siena. Tuscany is also the sea, the countryside, the mountains, the food and the people. Discover the real Tuscany in this interview with my colleague Virginia who lives in Maremma. Virginia talks about her experience as a teacher who hosts students from around the world at her home. She also shares some of her most amusing encounters with…

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Pink Puglia

Pink Puglia

What is rosa (pink). Rosa is a ribbon hanged on the front door to announce a girl’s birth. Rosa is a chick book un romanzo rosa or some gossips on a tabloid cronaca rosa. Rosa is the rose quartz or a learner’s permit il foglio rosa. Rosa is the traditional Italian female name. Rosa is part of the Italian idiom which describes the…

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