22 episodes

Whether you're a beginner or intermediate Italian student, planning a trip or just dreaming of Italy, stop wishing you could speak Italian... And dive right into La Bella Lingua! Our unique story-based podcast takes you beyond the basics and into a deeper understanding of the culture, expressions, grammar and vocabulary of Italy. In Season 1, each episode features a dialogue between American tourists and local Italians they meet in Rome, and then a lively roundtable with hosts Erin and Elisa. *For full episodes and roundtables, get our premium online course content at www.PostcardsFromItalyPodcast.com *

Postcards from Italy | Learn Italian | Beginner and Intermediate Postcards from Italy Podcast

    • Education

Whether you're a beginner or intermediate Italian student, planning a trip or just dreaming of Italy, stop wishing you could speak Italian... And dive right into La Bella Lingua! Our unique story-based podcast takes you beyond the basics and into a deeper understanding of the culture, expressions, grammar and vocabulary of Italy. In Season 1, each episode features a dialogue between American tourists and local Italians they meet in Rome, and then a lively roundtable with hosts Erin and Elisa. *For full episodes and roundtables, get our premium online course content at www.PostcardsFromItalyPodcast.com *

    Train Travel in Italy | Learn Italian | S1 Ep21

    Train Travel in Italy | Learn Italian | S1 Ep21

    In the last episode of Season 1, Julie and Dani leave Rome on a train bound for new adventures in Orvieto. Small talk – and a little argument – with fellow passengers adds more local Italian flair to their Italian journey.
    In our roundtable, Elisa shares a pair of idioms, including the Italian equivalent of Julie’s favorite – “When in Rome…” – and another about the Mona Lisa. In our premium version, we get a stack of useful phrases for train travel in Italy.
    But there’s more to Postcards from Italy! To get the most out of Season 1, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
    www.PostcardsFromItalyPodcast.com

    • 19 min
    Shopping in Rome | Learn Italian | S1 Ep20

    Shopping in Rome | Learn Italian | S1 Ep20

    After visiting the Colosseum, Julie and Dani go shopping at an outdoor market in Rome, then shop for shoes at a boutique. They also have a bit of fun chatting with “ragazzi” dressed as gladiators.
    In our roundtable, Elisa shares an idiom that tries to explain how your mustache can make you feel superior. In our premium version, we also learn all about shopping in Italy, from do’s and don’t’s to how and when to bargain for deals. 
    As usual, the free version of this episode only scratches the surface! To get the most out of Postcards from Italy, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
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    • 19 min
    The Italian Farmacia | Speak Italian | S1 Ep19

    The Italian Farmacia | Speak Italian | S1 Ep19

    Julie and Dani go to a pharmacy and learn about all natural Italian cosmetics to help soothe skin, repel mosquitos and much more. 
    Later on, Elisa teaches us everything we need to know about disgusting things… namely, the word for “disgusting” in Italian: “schifo”! 
    As usual, the free version of this episode only scratches the surface! To get the most out of Postcards from Italy, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
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    • 15 min
    Food Rules in Italy | Speak Italian | S1 Ep18

    Food Rules in Italy | Speak Italian | S1 Ep18

    The Do’s and Don’t’s of eating in Italy! In this very special episode of Postcards from Italy, Julie and Dani enjoy a lively dinner discussion with their new friends that includes a hilarious idiom about why old chickens are preferable to young chicks and a strong warning about drinking cappuccini after breakfast.
    But things really heat up in our roundtable, where Elisa shares her insider knowledge as a born-and-raised Italian to tell us the top 37 food rules to obey while traveling in Italy. 
    The free version of this episode only scratches the surface! To get the most out of Postcards from Italy, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
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    • 21 min
    Italian Cooking Class | Travel to Italy | S1 Ep17

    Italian Cooking Class | Travel to Italy | S1 Ep17

    Cuciniamo! Let’s cook! Julie and Dani join a cooking class in Rome and prepare classic Roman recipes that illustrate the Italian expression “avere l’acquolina in bocca,” to have water in one’s mouth.
    In our roundtable, Elisa gives us a long list of Italian verbs to use in the kitchen. We also learn that drinking like a sponge is not considered a positive thing in Italy, so drink responsibly!
    To get the most out of Postcards from Italy, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
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    • 17 min
    Food Shopping in Campo de’Fiori | Speak Italian | S1 Ep16

    Food Shopping in Campo de’Fiori | Speak Italian | S1 Ep16

    Julie and Dani shop for recipe ingredients with a local chef in Campo de’Fiori, where they learn that you must never touch another man’s fruit and that good wine makes good blood.
    Later, Elisa tells us about the more sinister history of the famous Roman food market piazza Campo de’Fiori, and we learn a fun (and often-used) way to contract the phrase “va bene.”
    To get the most out of Postcards from Italy, subscribe to our premium online course for full episodes, transcripts, roundtable notes and Italian-only audio to test your listening and comprehension skills.
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    • 16 min

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