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Added by Mariel Martinez on June 3, 2015 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Summer-1 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Summer-1 term is now posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from May 26 to July 18, 2015.

Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each class. 

Speriamo di…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on May 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Museums on the Mind

If you'll be in Florence for only a short while, then be sure to check out its two most famous museums: the Uffizi Gallery and …
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Added by Mariel Martinez on April 6, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Train Game

Italy is about the size of California, which means getting from one point of the country to another takes just a few hours. By far the most convenient way to travel is by train. There are two major train companies to choose from: Trenitalia (the state-run train company) and Italo (a private high-speed train operator). 





Within the Trenitalia line, you may find the …

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Added by Mariel Martinez on March 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Don't Call Her "Bond Girl"

Italian star Monica Bellucci will soon join the ranks of international icons such as Halle Berry and Jane Seymour as the newest Bond Girl in the upcoming film "Spectre," but don't let Bellucci hear you call her a "Bond Girl." At 50 years old, Bellucci will be the oldest femme fatale cast in the…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on March 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

In the Know: Lesser Known Museums in Florence

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Added by Mariel Martinez on February 12, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Spring term is posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from March 16 - May 9, 2015.

Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each class. 

Speriamo di vedervi…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on February 2, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Watch This: Mine Vaganti

Frenetic and chaotic family dynamics rule Ferzan Ozpetek's Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons). Set amidst the sultry and alluring landscape of Lecce, we meet the Cantone family. Prosperous and well-regarded in the community, the Cantone family own and run a…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on January 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cheap Eats in Florence

Is Florence in your future in 2015? Check out these cheap and authentic choices while you're there! Share your other favorite Florentine eateries in the comments below.

Pollini Trippa & Lampredotto

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Added by Mariel Martinez on January 4, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Winter 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Winter 2015 term has been posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from Jan. 5 to February 28, 2015.

Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on November 20, 2014 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Grazie Mille

Dear Students and friends,

I am so delighted to announce that we have, as a result of our  event, reached our financial goal!

Grazie a tutti!

Many people: students, ex students and friends have made generous contributions to our school, and to everyone who has donated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To the students who have chosen ItaLingua, I am most grateful. Your dedication to ItaLingua and to the study of the Italian language, is remarkable.

I…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on November 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Eternal Diva

Italian icon and international superstar Sophia Loren recently turned 80 years old. In celebration of a life filled with both grit and glamour, Loren has published a memoir entitled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - My Life.

A true rags-to-riches story, Loren recounts…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on November 16, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

ItaLingua Fund raiser on November 14th

Dear Students and Friends,

our fund raiser is coming up on Friday, November 14th at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco.

We still need to sell 40 tickets. Please, help us reach our goal! 

Tell your friends and people that love Italian language and culture. It's going to be a great party.

We hope to see you there and thank you for your continuous support.

RSVP by November 12.

Francesca Gaspari

Added by Francesca Gaspari on October 27, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

2014 Fundraiser & Auction

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on October 8, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Italian Language Forum

Dear Students and Friends,

Friday, September 12 from 5-7pm we will have our monthly Italian Language Forum at ItaLingua in San Francisco.

It will be for elementary level students. Present, past perfect and imperfect tenses are required.

Please join us! It's going to be a good review. Bring all your questions and doubts. The Forum its free (suggested donation $ 5.00).

 For the Intermediate…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on September 2, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Support the Future of ItaLingua

Dear Friends and Supporters of ItaLingua,

 

Most of you are probably aware of the amazing success of our Fundraising Campaign last year! We would like to use this opportunity to thank you, one more time, from the bottom of our heart and let you know how much we appreciate your continued support of ItaLingua!  Your generous donations provided us the opportunity to offer new classes, enroll new students, as well as hire new incredible teachers.  Without your support, this never…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on August 26, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments

A House in Sicily for 1€

After decades of population decline and neglect, around 20 houses in the small village of Gangi, in Sicily, are now being offered for one euro each.

One hour from Cefalu, Gangi (population 7,000)  is a hill-top town founded in the 12th century. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is a quiet, though somewhat derelict community in need of restoration. The local council is offering houses for the one euro price on the condition that the buyer pays €5,000 to ensure the…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on August 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Watch This: Twice Born

Based on the novel by Margaret Mazzantini, Twice Born is an exploration of love, friendship, and the ties that bind people together during extraordinary circumstances. The film toggles between two time periods. We start in the present day. Penelope Cruz plays Gemma, a middle-aged Italian…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on July 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Watch This: The Best Offer

To me, The Best Offer is an homage to the classic suspense thriller. Master Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore is able to harness a story rife with intrigue and mystery to make a film that is visually beautiful and intellectually stimulating. Nothing is over-the-top; the story is genuine and absurd at…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on July 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Summer-2 2014 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Summer-2 term will soon be posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through our website. The term lasts from August 4 to September 27, 2014.

Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on June 23, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

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