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Una casa……particolare

Una casa……particolare

A pochi giorni dalla scomparsa del famoso regista Ettore Scola, ecco qui una scena del capolavoro “Una giornata particolare” per ricordare uno dei film più belli del cinema italiano. Due grandi attori, Marcello Mastroianni e Sophia Loren s’incontrano e si amano in una straordinaria interpretazione accompagnata dalla radio che raccontava la sfilata di Hitler a Roma. In questo video visitiamo…

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Italian Cinema Workshop @ Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cinema Workshop @ Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cinema Workshop from Sunday 25th of October by Italian language services @ Italian Cultural Institute in London After the success of our last cinema workshops, this term is intended to present the Italian cinema through the eye of the young directors and actors. This short-course is designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of Italian. The aim of this course…

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Reading in Italian: Io non ho paura di Niccolò Ammaniti

Reading in Italian: Io non ho paura di Niccolò Ammaniti

Uno dei libri che consiglio solitamente ai miei studenti è “Io non ho paura” di Niccolò Ammaniti. La storia di un gruppo di ragazzini che durante un’estate bollente nel sud Italia sono coinvolti, a causa degli adulti, in una storia di rapimenti e sequestri. Consiglio la lettura di questo libro perchè la lingua usata, il registro, i dialoghi e la…

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The oldest bell foundry in the world is in a small Italian town: Agnone

The oldest bell foundry in the world is in a small Italian town: Agnone

It so happens that the 2 oldest continuously family-owned firms in the world are Japanese – One constructing shrines and holy buildings since 578, and the other, inn-keeping since 718. And the 3rd oldest continuously family-owned business in the world is in Molise, Italy – in the small town of Agnone where my grandfather’s cousins have been making bells since…

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Puglia coast to coast: tips and more…

Puglia coast to coast: tips and more…

While getting ready to visit Puglia for the first time, try to learn a few Italian words in order to get more familiar with the Apulia’s history and culinary tradition: masseria, mar Ionio, mar Adriatico, Bizantino, Romanico, Barocco, torre costiera, centro storico, piazza, castello, panino imbottito, carciofo, spumone, pasticciotto… ready,steady,go! Day One: our first stop will be in the same…

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Magical  white Puglia…

Magical white Puglia…

That in Puglia, the land of sun and sea, it snows is rare and that it happens in Villa Castelli, country of wine and oil, is definitely an event! But we have greeted the 2015 in this way! On December 31st, each of us, every “castellano” stood up and, opening the windows, found a unusual, magical and sweet Villa Castelli,…

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