Giovanni Boccaccio’s DECAMERON: plot and story analysis

In this article we will talk about the most famous book in italian literature (second only to the Divine Comedy): Il Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio! The magnum opus of this author is feared among italians and foreigners, not only because of its significant length, but also for its outdated language… for this reason, we will briefly explain the work, focusing on the most important stories. Read the article to descover, or redescover, one of the most important pieces of literature in italian literature!

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Vocabulary TEST: ADVANCED Level (C1-C2)

Once you reach a rather advanced level in a foreign language (something like a C1-C2 level, according to the European parameters), it gets harder to learn new words. A very efficient method would be to read books and watch videos – interviews or documentaries. You have already reached this level, I have no doubts, but do you remember the meanings of all the words you have stumbled upon? I mean the difficult ones, obviously! Well, let’s found it out together with this advanced level test (C1-C2) on Italian vocabulary!

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CASA MARIA LUIGIA: a three-Michelin-star Experience !

In this article we’re going to put the theoretical study of Italian grammar and Italian culture aside to take you all with us in our three-Michelin-star experience! We have been to the countryside right outside the city of Modena (a city in the region of Emilia-Romagna, in the North of the Country), where Casa Maria Luigia is situated – this is the name of the villa that the Italian star chef Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara have bought and turned into a sort of hotel, a guest house to be precise.

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Everything you HAVE to know (and nobody EVER told you) about the SUBJUNCTIVE in ITALIAN

Even after going through months of learning the conjugation of the four tenses of the subjunctive mood in Italian and also learning how to use it and when to use it, we are still left with a lot of questions regarding the italian subjunctive (questions that even italians often ask). In this lesson, we are going to see 5 DOUBTS (about the SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD) that everybody had at least once in their life and for which they never had an answer. Get your pen and paper! You’re going to need to take notes!

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