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INTRODUCTION
Gina:Hi everyone, I’m Gina. Chiara:And I’m Chiara! Gina:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Italian Vocabulary, Lesson 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five well-known Cities in Italy. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ItalianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:Chiara, what’s our first word? Chiara:Roma Gina:Rome Chiara:(slow) Roma (regular) Roma Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Roma [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city. It's called "The Eternal City". -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) "Tutte le strade portano a Roma" è un proverbio molto conosciuto in Italia. Gina:"All roads lead to Rome" is a well-known proverb in Italy. Chiara:(slow) "Tutte le strade portano a Roma" è un proverbio molto conosciuto in Italia.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Milano Gina:Milan Chiara:(slow) Milano (regular) Milano Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Milano [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy but the biggest industrial one. It is known as "The City of Fashion". -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il Duomo di Milano è l'opera più importante di architettura gotica in Italia. Gina:Milan's Cathedral is the most important work of Gothic architecture in Italy. Chiara:(slow) Il Duomo di Milano è l'opera più importante di architettura gotica in Italia.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Firenze Gina:Florence
Chiara:(slow) Firenze (regular) Firenze Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Firenze [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and is known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" for its monuments, churches and buildings. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il centro storico di Firenze attira milioni di turisti ogni anno. Gina:The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year. Chiara:(slow) Il centro storico di Firenze attira milioni di turisti ogni anno.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Venezia Gina:Venice Chiara:(slow) Venezia (regular) Venezia Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Venezia [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Venice is one of Italy's top travel destinations cities and a beautiful and romantic city. It is called "la Serenissima", the most serene of cities. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Le maschere di carnevale sono un tipico souvenir di Venezia. Gina:Carnival masks are a typical souvenir from Venice. Chiara:(slow) Le maschere di carnevale sono un tipico souvenir di Venezia.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:Siena Gina:Siena Chiara:(slow) Siena (regular) Siena Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Siena [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Siena is a medieval city in the region of Tuscany famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Il centro storico di Siena è stato dichiarato dall'UNESCO patrimonio mondiale dell'umanità. Gina:The historic center of Siena has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Chiara:(slow) Il centro storico di Siena è stato dichiarato dall'UNESCO patrimonio mondiale dell'umanità.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chiara will give you the Italian - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chiara:Roma [pause]Gina:Rome
Chiara:Milano [pause]Gina:Milan
Chiara:Firenze [pause]Gina:Florence
Chiara:Venezia [pause]Gina:Venice
Chiara:Siena [pause]Gina:Siena

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Cities in Italy! We have more vocab lists available at ItalianPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chiara:Ciao.

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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Italy, which one would it be?

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Hi Michael Namorato,


Grazie mille!?

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bene lezione!