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Welcome to our podcast Arkos Academy! If you want to learn and improve your Italian, you're in the right place: listen to our podcasts, practice with our exercises and visit our website for more readings and lessons!

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Welcome to our podcast Arkos Academy! If you want to learn and improve your Italian, you're in the right place: listen to our podcasts, practice with our exercises and visit our website for more readings and lessons!

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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
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I learn a lot of Italian and a lot of Italian culture. Thank you Susanna. Please keep going!

Very helpful!

By Scoutpenny - Nov 12 2017
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Thank you, thank you. Grazie mille!

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17 Ratings
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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
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I learn a lot of Italian and a lot of Italian culture. Thank you Susanna. Please keep going!

Very helpful!

By Scoutpenny - Nov 12 2017
Read more
Thank you, thank you. Grazie mille!
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Arkos Academy - Learn Italian

Latest release on Apr 13, 2020

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Welcome to our podcast Arkos Academy! If you want to learn and improve your Italian, you're in the right place: listen to our podcasts, practice with our exercises and visit our website for more readings and lessons!

Rank #1: Italian listening - Roberto Baggio

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The most popular and loved sport in Italy is soccer and Italian people remember with affection many famous football players. Today we talk about one of them: Roberto Baggio.
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-roberto-baggio/

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Feb 21 2017

7mins

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Rank #2: Italian listening - La Basilica di Roma

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There are so many things to see in Rome. One of these is St. Peter's Basilica: have you ever visited it?  Listen to the podcast to know more!

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Nov 21 2017

8mins

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Rank #3: Italian listening - Giacomo Matteotti

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One of the most complicated and troublesome times of Italian history took place during fascism. But how did it get stronger? Who is Giacomo Matteotti and what role does he have in all this?

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Jun 13 2017

9mins

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Rank #4: Italian listening - La Fiat 600

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Sometimes the symbols of a country are not represented by famous people. Instead, they are often objects, monuments. Today we are talking about one of the symbols of Italy: a car. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Mar 13 2018

9mins

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Rank #5: Italian listening - La giornata del libro

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-la-giornata-del-libro/

Since I was a child, I have always loved reading: I used to tell my mother that I was going to sleep and instead I secretly read under the covers! To celebrate the importance of books and knowledge in the world, today's podcast talks about them!

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Apr 23 2019

9mins

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Rank #6: Italian listening - La festa di Santa Lucia

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December is the month in which, in many countries around the world, many holidays are celebrated but in Italy ... there are even more! Today we talk about the holiday of Saint Lucia. Do you know her? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Dec 11 2018

7mins

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Rank #7: Italian listening - Francesco Petrarca

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There is no Italian student who does not know Francesco Petrarca: together with Dante and Boccaccio, Petrarca is one of the founding fathers of the Italian language. And you, do you know him? Listen to the podcast to learn more about this poet!

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Jul 31 2018

8mins

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Rank #8: Italian listening - L'eresia di Galileo Galilei

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-eresia-di-galilei/

Italian history is full of famous people, whose genius has made them immortal not only for Italy, but also for other foreign countries. For example, who does not know Galileo Galilei? In today's podcast we will talk about a specific fact that happened to the great Galileo. Listen now to learn more!

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Apr 09 2019

9mins

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Rank #9: Italian listening - L'inno di Mameli

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Each country has a national anthem that is sung with pride by its people. Today we talk about the Italian national anthem, whose words were conceived by the patriotic poet Mameli, in the era of Risorgimento. Read the whole post, because in the end you will have the chance to entirely listen to the Italian national anthem.

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Dec 12 2017

8mins

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Rank #10: Italian listening - Lucio Battisti

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Italy has known and still knows many successful singers, perhaps not all known abroad, but deeply loved in their homeland. Today's podcast wants to remember one of these singers, considered by many to be THE singer. Listen to the podcast!

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Mar 06 2018

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Rank #11: Italian listening - La festa della mamma

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Last year we saw when and how Father's Day is celebrated in Italy. In today's podcast we see instead what is the day dedicated to celebrating the figure of the mother in the Bel Paese. Listen to the podcast and answer the questions!

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May 08 2018

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Rank #12: Italian listening - Nel blu dipinto di blu

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-nel-blu-dipinto-di-blu/

Italy is: food, fashion, history, culture, music, cinema, ... One of the best known Italian musical successes, both in our motherland and abroad, is "Nel blu dipinto di blu". Don't you know it? Perhaps because it has also become famous under another name ... Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Feb 06 2018

7mins

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Rank #13: Italian listening - Lucrezia Borgia

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-lucrezia-borgia/

A young woman dominated by family decisions, or a clever political manipulator? Between legends and written sources, the figure of Lucrezia Borgia is still surrounded by an aura of mystery. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this sixteenth-century noblewoman!

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Apr 16 2019

9mins

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Rank #14: Italian listening - Giorgio Armani

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/armani/

If you ask someone to summarize Italy in a few words, you will hear "food", "art", "history" and ... "fashion". Today we talk about one of the most famous and most powerful stylists in the world. No need to introduce him, but keep reading and listen to the podcast to learn more about Giorgio Armani!

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Jul 17 2018

7mins

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Rank #15: Italian listening - Le avventure di Corto Maltese

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Italy does not have a strong culture of the comic trips like other European countries, for example Belgium. However, today's podcast talks about one of the most famous comic strips - and cartoonists - known in Italy and abroad. If you do not know it yet, I can advise you to read it: it's another way to practice Italian! Now let's listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jul 10 2018

7mins

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Rank #16: Italian listening - Il Gattopardo

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Some writers have left us, through their masterpieces, some tableaus of history and culture of their years. Sometimes, their impact has been magnified thanks to films dedicated to them. Today we talk about one of these examples: Il gattopardo. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jan 30 2018

8mins

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Rank #17: Italian listening - Carolina Kostner

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-carolina-kostner/

Although her surname may be misleading, Carolina Kostner is a famous Italian athlete. If you do not know her, listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Feb 13 2018

8mins

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Rank #18: Italian listening - L'unità d'Italia

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-unita-ditalia/

Italy is a relatively young country: it exists since a little less than 160 years! If you like history and want to find out more about the unification of Italy, listen to the podcast!

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Mar 19 2019

8mins

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Rank #19: Italian listening - Il traforo del Monte Bianco

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Roads are undoubtedly necessary, but sometimes they can cause contrasts. Today we are talking about a project that has improved the Italian road network but that has also triggered many criticisms: read and listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jul 24 2018

8mins

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Rank #20: Italian listening - La Fenice

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We have already talked a bit about Venice and its emblems in another podcast. In today's one, we will discover another peculiarity of the city, a symbol that has one of the most aptly names one can imagine. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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May 15 2018

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Italian listening - Salvo D'Acquisto

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Italy has had many types of hero. The most recent podcasts have talked about don Pino, Cristoforo Colombo … Today we talk about a boy who has made a heroic gesture for his country, which is just to honor and remember. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Apr 13 2020

8mins

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Italian listening - Luigi Pirandello

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He was one of the six Italians to receive the Nobel Prize for literature for having innovated dramaturgy. Have you ever heard of Luigi Pirandello? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Mar 18 2020

8mins

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Italian listening - Fausto Coppi

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Today's podcast is about … sport! Do you know who Fausto Coppi is? 

Listen to the podcast to know why this Italian sportsman is so famous!

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Mar 11 2020

8mins

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Italian listening - Michelangelo

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-michelangelo-buonarroti/

Italy has had many multifaceted artists, capable of influencing entire historical periods with their abilities. Michelangelo is one of them and even today we remain speechless in front of his masterpieces. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this great Italian artist!

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Mar 02 2020

8mins

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Italian listening - Benito Mussolini

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It is difficult to condense in a few words the life and works of this well-known Italian politician and dictator. However, it is always good to repeat or at least to arouse curiosity to make more in-depth research, so that the mistakes of the past are no longer committed. Listen to the podcast about Mussolini and try to answer the questions!

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Jan 23 2020

10mins

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Italian listening - Quark e gli Angela

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One of the most watched television programs in Italy is a … documentary! Listen to the podcast to find out more about the birth of this television program!

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Jan 23 2020

9mins

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Italian listening - La giornata del libro

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-la-giornata-del-libro/

Since I was a child, I have always loved reading: I used to tell my mother that I was going to sleep and instead I secretly read under the covers! To celebrate the importance of books and knowledge in the world, today's podcast talks about them!

Please, leave a feedback! I want to improve this podcast and help you learn Italian!

Apr 23 2019

9mins

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Italian listening - Lucrezia Borgia

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-lucrezia-borgia/

A young woman dominated by family decisions, or a clever political manipulator? Between legends and written sources, the figure of Lucrezia Borgia is still surrounded by an aura of mystery. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this sixteenth-century noblewoman!

Please, leave a feedback! I want to improve this podcast and help you learn Italian!

Apr 16 2019

9mins

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Italian listening - L'eresia di Galileo Galilei

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-eresia-di-galilei/

Italian history is full of famous people, whose genius has made them immortal not only for Italy, but also for other foreign countries. For example, who does not know Galileo Galilei? In today's podcast we will talk about a specific fact that happened to the great Galileo. Listen now to learn more!

Please, leave a feedback! I want to improve this podcast and help you learn Italian!

Apr 09 2019

9mins

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Italian listening - Francesco De Gregori

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-francesco-de-gregori/

Let's continue our journey to discover Italian culture by getting to know another Italian artist more closely. Today's podcast is about the singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori: as always, listen to the podcast to learn more and then try to answer the questions!

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Apr 02 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Mina

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Mina: spectacular voice, queen of Italian pop, victim of personal scandals, famous for her drastic choice to leave show business world, creating a mysterious halo around her. If you want to know more about this great Italian singer, listen to the podcast!

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Mar 26 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - L'unità d'Italia

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-unita-ditalia/

Italy is a relatively young country: it exists since a little less than 160 years! If you like history and want to find out more about the unification of Italy, listen to the podcast!

Please, leave a feedback! I want to improve this podcast and help you learn Italian!

Mar 19 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Anna Magnani

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The current of Italian Neorealism has given life to many cinematographic masterpieces and has made countless Italian directors and actors shine. Have you ever heard of Anna Magnani? Listen to the podcast and find out more about the life of this great actress!

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Mar 12 2019

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Italian listening - Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini

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Let's open the month of March with a reading suggestion: if you want to practice your Italian reading a good book that can also inform you about the political and social reality that the Bel Paese experienced, choose "Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini". Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Mar 05 2019

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Italian listening - Il veliero Amerigo Vespucci

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Pride of Italy, it represents abroad a combination of art, engineering and culture: we are talking about the Amerigo Vespucci sailing ship, considered by many the most beautiful sailing ship ever. Have you ever heard about it? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Feb 26 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Vasco Rossi

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If you love rock, why not try to improve your Italian through the songs of the most famous Italian rocker? Today's podcast is about him: Vasco Rossi, known simply as Vasco. Listen to the podcast to learn more and let me know if you already knew this Italian singer!

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Feb 12 2019

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Italian listening - Il voto alle donne

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The rights we have today, sometimes underestimated, are the result of struggles, changes and hopes. The right and duty to vote has passed several steps in Italy. Do you know when Italian women could vote? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Feb 05 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Gigi Buffon

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He is considered one of the best goalkeepers in world football history; he's loved by Italians and hated and admired by foreign rivals and fans: today we talk about Gianluigi Buffon, called Gigi, one of the 2006 world champions. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jan 29 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Il Sic

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Death is always difficult to accept, in some cases even more. Today we talk about Marco Simoncelli, a young MotoGP motorcyclist. Have you ever heard of him? Listen to today's podcast to remember this promising Italian sportsman.

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Jan 22 2019

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Italian listening - La nascita dell'Ansa

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Does your country have a main press agency? Italy does and this information agency is called Ansa. Listen to the podcast to learn more about it and then, to improve your understanding of the Italian language, you can try to visit the Ansa website and read the news from the world in Italian!

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Jan 15 2019

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iTunes Ratings

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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
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I learn a lot of Italian and a lot of Italian culture. Thank you Susanna. Please keep going!

Very helpful!

By Scoutpenny - Nov 12 2017
Read more
Thank you, thank you. Grazie mille!