CBI Travel Diaries

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.09 | Tempesta sulla Marmolada

In the penultimate episode of the series, Simone and Anna are on the move again as they are hiking up Marmolada – the highest mountain of the Dolomites. Mark and Francesca pick up on many interesting grammar points along the way and discuss: dopo + past infinitive, stare + gerund, and the pronoun ci, both

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.08 | Il meritato riposo a Cortina d’Ampezzo

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna are in Cortina, one of the most popular ski destinations in the Dolomites, where they enjoy a trip to the spa. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss the language featured in this episode, from relative pronouns and indirect

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.07 | Un trekking intenso verso valle

Welcome back to Season 2 the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Having spent the night in the mountain retreat, Simone and Anna make their way down from the Le Tre Cime and encounter a deer on their way. Throughout Simone’s diary entry, we hear a range of useful verbs including affrontare and scivolare, as well

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.06 | Tre Cime di Lavaredo – Finalmente in vetta!

In Episode 6 from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, Simone and Anna finally make it to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and make the most of the view before having lunch in a mountain retreat while enjoying a bombardino. There’s much more food-related vocabulary in this episode as well as some

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.05 | Un imprevisto al lago di Dobbiaco

We’re halfway through our trip to the mountains in northern Italy, and this time, we join Anna and Simone for some ice skating on Lago di Dobbiaco after an unexpected detour changes their plan for the day. All’idea di, tanto che and per sicurezza are just some of the useful phrases which Mark and Francesca discuss

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.04 | Un villaggio da favola: Ortisei

We’re back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This time, Simone and Anna are visiting the village of Ortisei where they go sledging and enjoy a traditional dinner with canederli. Listen out for a range of adjectives mentioned in this diary entry, including accogliente, fiabesco and innevato. As always, Coffee

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.03 | Terza tappa: la fredda Bolzano

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, and this time, Simone and Anna head to Bolzano, the capital of Italy’s northernmost region of South Tyrol. Here, they explore the market and taste polenta for the first time, before taking the cable car to the mountains to enjoy the view of

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.02 | Il fantasma di Castel Thun

Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries. This week, Simone and Anna are taking a break from skiing to visit the medieval castle above the town of Thun where they have a frightful encounter with a ghost! Listen out for the useful grammar points which Mark and Francesca discuss in

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CBI Travel Diaries 2.01 | Madonna di Campiglio: finalmente in vacanza!

Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries for intermediate learners. In this 10-episode series, we follow the adventures of Simone and his wife Anna as they enjoy una settimana bianca (a white week of winter activities) in the Trentino-Alto Adige region. In Episode 1, Simone and Anna make the most of their

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Ultima fermata: Piombino – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 10

Our virtual journey through Tuscany is coming to an end! Join Giulia and Paolo in the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they round off their trip by the sea in the beautiful coastal town of Piombino. Listen to the episode to hear what they get

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Sulle orme di San Galgano – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 9

After taking some time to rest his ankle, Paolo is ready to move on to the penultimate stop on their journey: l’Abbazia di San Galgano. The pair take the time to explore the roofless walls of the 13th-century Abbey church and even see the famous spada nella roccia! Mark and Francesca also discuss when to use pronto a and pronto per, as well

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Incontri inaspettati – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 8

Following an unexpected trip to the hospital in last week’s episode, Giulia and Paolo continue their journey as they drive through the beautiful countryside of The Val d’Orcia and find the perfect spot for a picnic. In this eighth episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, we’ll learn some interesting new vocabulary as well

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Vicoli, torri, e formaggi – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 6

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, Giulia and Paolo leave Siena and head to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses

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Un Palio… affollato! – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 5

Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Find out what Giulia and Paolo get up to when they finally reach Siena in this week’s episode. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features

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Un piacevole imprevisto – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 4

Join Giulia and Paolo in the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they venture through the beautiful area of Tuscany. This week, find out how a problem on their train to Siena leads to an unexpected afternoon in the Valle del Chianti. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of

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Firenze, bellezza infinita – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 3

Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This week, Giulia and Paolo take the train from Lucca to Florence for some new adventures. Find out what they get up to in this latest episode. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to

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Sosta per le vie di Lucca – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 2

In our second episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, join Giulia and Paolo as they travel on towards Lucca. We’ll accompany them for some lunch and the resulting abbiocco – that sleepy feeling you get after a delicious meal. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th

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Prima tappa: Pisa! Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break Italian for intermediate learners. While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Giulia and her friend Paolo as they travel by train through the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy. In this first episode they have