Parlare Italiano con Think Italian

think-italian-aug-2013-issueLA vita è bella when you speak Italian! Now you can improve your Italian language skills by using the Think Italian online audio magazine. The August issue has just come out and is packed with articles covering topics including travel, people, literature and a whole feature about the famous Rossellini family including actress, Isabella Rossellini. It is an authentic approach to learning the Italian language for intermediate and advanced learners. You can also listen to each article by downloading the audio clips onto your computer, iPhone or other device.

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Venice Carnival, Italy

venice carnival maskThe Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy is known for its masks and is a magical spectacular a couple of weeks before Lent begins (on Ash Wednesday). This year the carnival begins on the 11th February. Traditionally, meat, eggs and butter were meant to be used up before the fasting of Lent began. The celebration and festivities before Lent gave way to many carnivals around the world, including the Venice Carnival. What makes this carnival memorable though are the costumes and, in particular, masks worn by its patrons.

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Venice Film Festival 2011

It’s good to see so many non-English speaking films, actors & directors competing at the Venice Film Festival.  Winners were announced on 10 September 2011 and include:

  • the Golden Lion award for the best film Faust, a German legend, by the Russian director Alexander Sokurov
  • the Silver Lion award for the best director Shangjun Cai (China – Hong Kong) for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea)
  • best actress to Danie Yip from Hong Kong in A Simple Life. [Read more…]

Lions at the Venice Film Festival

The ‘Lions’ will come out again at the 66th Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) in Italy between 2 and 12 September 2009. The ‘Lions’ are the Lion Awards given to the films within different categories at this prestigious film event. The Golden Lion is given for Best Film.  [Read more…]

La finale Di UEFA Champions League 2009

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Photo taken by Andrea Lainé

We’ve gone all Italian this week! This year’s UEFA Champions League Final will be held in the Stadio Olimpico, Rome on the 27th May 2009. FC Barcelona will play Manchester United FC in what could be an explosive football match.   A five-day celebration of football kicks off in Rome’s historic centre on Saturday 23rd May with the official opening of the UEFA Champions Festival. [Read more…]

La Dolce Vita 2009

Experience The Sweet Life at La Dolce Vita, the annual celebration of the Italian good life in London.   The UK’s most influential Italian lifestyle event is returning to London Olympia in March 2009 for its fifth year! Renowned to deliver an authentic Italian experience for trade and consumer visitors alike.   [Read more…]