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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!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
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6
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0

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 Jan 23, 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 - Lo chiamavano Trinità

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-lo-chiamavano-trinita/

We finish the year 2018 with a Italian spaghetti western classic film, with one of the pairs of actors who entertained Italians for a long time: Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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

Dec 18 2018

8mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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!

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

Jan 29 2019

8mins

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Rank #4: 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

8mins

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Italian listening - Giorgio Armani

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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!

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

Jul 17 2018

7mins

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Rank #7: Italian listening - La nascita dell'Ansa

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-nascita-ansa/

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!

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

Jan 15 2019

9mins

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Rank #8: Italian listening - Le avventure di Corto Maltese

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-corto-maltese/

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!

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

Jul 10 2018

7mins

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Rank #9: 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!

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

Jul 24 2018

8mins

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Rank #10: Italian listening - Mina

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-mina/

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!

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

Mar 26 2019

8mins

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Rank #11: Italian listening - Anna Magnani

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-anna-magnani/

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!

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

Mar 12 2019

8mins

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Rank #12: Italian listening - La Fenice

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-la-fenice/

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

8mins

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Rank #13: Italian listening - Il David di Michelangelo

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-david-michelangelo/

The artist's genius, the attention to detail and the majesty of the work have made it one of the most famous statues in the world: in today's podcast we talk about Michelangelo's David, symbol of Florence. Have you ever seen it? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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

Sep 04 2018

8mins

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Rank #14: Italian listening - Il veliero Amerigo Vespucci

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-nave-amerigo-vespucci/

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!

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

Feb 26 2019

8mins

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Rank #15: Italian listening - Checco Zalone

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We continue to talk about new characters from the entertainment world. After Sorrentino, I tell you about another young talent, with slightly different characteristics. Have you ever heard of Checco Zalone? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jun 05 2018

8mins

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Rank #16: Italian listening - La bella Fantaghirò

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-martines-e-fantaghiro/

There are films with which we grow and their memory accompanies us even during adulthood. This happened to me with the TV series Fantaghirò: have you ever heard of it? Listen to the podcast to find out more! 
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Sep 18 2018

8mins

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Rank #17: Italian listening - Vittorio Gassmann

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Finding a multifaceted artist, a real chameleon is a rarity. Vittorio Gassman put himself to the test in the theater, in the cinema, in the world of television and won. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this amazing artist!

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

Jun 26 2018

8mins

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Rank #18: Italian listening - Il Sic

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-il-sic/

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.

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

Jan 22 2019

8mins

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Rank #19: Italian listening - Il voto alle donne

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-voto-donne/

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!

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

Feb 05 2019

8mins

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Rank #20: Italian listening - Roberto Benigni

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The cheerful "Buongiorno principessa!" echoes in the memory of Italians whenever we think of Benigni. Benigni is however an artist so multifaceted that his value can not be reduced only to the film "Life is beautiful". Listen to the podcast to learn more about this incredible Italian man!

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Oct 23 2018

7mins

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Italian listening - Benito Mussolini

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https://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-benito-mussolini/

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!

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

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!

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Apr 23 2019

9mins

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Italian listening - Lucrezia Borgia

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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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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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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!

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

Apr 02 2019

8mins

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Italian listening - Mina

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-mina/

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!

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

Mar 26 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - L'unità d'Italia

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
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

Play

Italian listening - Anna Magnani

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-anna-magnani/

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!

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

Mar 12 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/giardino-finzi-contini/

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!

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

Mar 05 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - Il veliero Amerigo Vespucci

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-nave-amerigo-vespucci/

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!

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

Feb 26 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - Vasco Rossi

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-vasco-rossi/

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!

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

Feb 12 2019

7mins

Play

Italian listening - Il voto alle donne

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-voto-donne/

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!

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

Feb 05 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - Gigi Buffon

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-gigi-buffon/

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!

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

Jan 29 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - Il Sic

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-il-sic/

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.

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

Jan 22 2019

8mins

Play

Italian listening - La nascita dell'Ansa

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-nascita-ansa/

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!

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

Jan 15 2019

9mins

Play

Italian listening - Lo chiamavano Trinità

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====> Read the text while you're listening!
http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-lo-chiamavano-trinita/

We finish the year 2018 with a Italian spaghetti western classic film, with one of the pairs of actors who entertained Italians for a long time: Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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

Dec 18 2018

8mins

Play

Italian listening - La festa di Santa Lucia

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-santa-lucia/

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!

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

Dec 11 2018

7mins

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Italian listening - L'incendio alla ThyssenKrupp

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http://www.arkosacademy.com/podcast-incendio-thyssen/

Today's podcast is about a sad episode that took place just over ten years ago, in Turin, but which still today leaves dismay and disbelief in the hearts of Italian people. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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

Dec 04 2018

8mins

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Italian listening - Mario Monicelli

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In the post-war period, Italy became the cradle of many important directors and actors. Mario Monicelli was one of these and was considered one of the fathers of commedia all'italiana. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Nov 27 2018

8mins

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iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
Read more
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!