Mysterious tales and magic abound in every corner of Italy. In this podcast episode we will talk about these mythical stories originating in various Italian cities.
You’ll hear folktales about the Grand Canal of Venice, the Maddalena Bridge in Lucca, the alleyways of Naples and we will even take you to our capital: Rome, a city hiding many intriguing stories, legends and myths in every corner.
We’re sure that you will find these stories so interesting and that you’ll love this episode!
Italy Made Easy Podcast is a language learning tool, not just yet another podcast.
It is a great way for you to work on your Italian Listening and Comprehension skills.
Don’t just listen to this Episode as you would any other Podcast in your native language!
You are here to improve your ability to speak and understand Italian, and you will if you use these resources strategically.
Below are clear and simple instructions on how you should use these learning materials.
▷ BEFORE LISTENING TO THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
- Read the TRUE/FALSE questions below; they will help you focus on the main points you need to listen out for.
▷ LISTENING TO THE PODCAST:
- Listen to the audio once. Don’t focus on trying to understand every single word and sentence.
The aim is to get the overall meaning. What is Manu talking about?
- Listen to it again and see if you can pick out the key words and find the answers to the questions as you listen.
- Listen to the audio as many times as you need – the more you listen the more you will understand. Try and identify words that you don’t know the meaning of and look them up.
The most important thing is that you listen more than once!
Download the Bonus PDF
Here are your TRUE/ FALSE Comprehension questions.
You will find the answers to these questions and even more questions in the Bonus PDF.
1. Si narra che a Lucca il Diavolo venne imbrogliato
It is told that the Devil got dupped in Lucca
2. Il corno rosso napoletano non protegge dalle maledizioni
The Neapolitan red horn does not protect you from curses
3. Secondo la leggenda, La Janara è una fata buona
According to legend, the Janara is a good fairy
4. La Bella ‘Mbriana era una bellissima principessa
The Bella ‘Mbriana was a very beautiful princess
5. Si dice che La Bella ‘Mbriana appaia sotto forma di geco
It is said that the The Bella ‘Mbriana appears in the form of a gecko