Poetry corner - Saba

Poetry corner – Saba

Umberto Saba, who was born in Trieste in 1883 and died in Gorizia in 1957,is considered one of the foremost Italian poets of the first…

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Do, make, take, or have?

Do, make, take, or have?

In the last two newsletters I have focused on idiomatic expressions with fare = to do/make/have/take. Here are a few more that may be useful in your…

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2014 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

2014 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The 2014 Lavazza Italian Film Festival will bring a dash of Mediterranean romance to 15 superb Palace locations from mid-September to late October, all around…

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Mosche, mosconi, moscerini

Mosche, mosconi, moscerini

Animals play a big role in our lives and our close relationship with them is reflected in the language and culture. Mosche, mosconi e moscerini…

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Poetry corner - Corazzini

Poetry corner – Corazzini

Sergio Corazzini was born in Rome in February 1886 and died there of tuberculosis in 1907. He lived a very unhappy short life marred by…

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