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Here we gather all the information that might be useful for you, trying to answer your questions about life in Florence and the experiences here at Europass, and will tell you all about life in our small and welcoming school.

We are going to share all those little moments that help to curate the atmosphere of a place, which everyone who comes here love and are surprised by!

The Best Florence Gyms

Gym stuff

Are you working all day or studying, sitting in front of a laptop? Are you one of us?

Maybe you already know that what we need is to go to one of the many Florence gyms: there are different and various alternatives. If you are usually demanding about that, or if you are becoming lazy with the beginning of winter as well, stay ready to read our list below and choose the best Florence gyms for your needs.

The Best Italian Radio Stations to Learn Italian

Vintage radio model

Radio could sound old fashioned to someone, but it’s definitely not true. Actually, Italian radios are still very popular and appreciated by both young and older audiences. When you’re out for a walk, or for running, have you ever thought of listening to some Italian Radios? Italian radio can keep you company, while you are cooking alone in the kitchen as well.

#YourItalianRoots – Songs of Italian Immigrants: “La porti un bacione a Firenze”

“La porti un bacione a Firenze” (“Send a big kiss to Florence”) is an Italian ballad written in 1937 by Odoardo Spadaro, a florentine songwriter and actor between the 19th and the 20th century.

He wrote this dedication to Florence in which he empathize with all those Italian immigrants who had to leave their home countries, trying to overcome poverty and to make a fortune.

How to Watch RaiPlay Outside Italy

Rai is the Italian national public broadcasting company, which recently offers a great collection of video-on-demand on its online platform RaiPlay.it. RaiPlay provides a wide range of Italian language transmissions, including documentaries, TV series, shows, movies, kids’ shows, theater, music, and much more.

Learn Italian Through Songs with Musixmatch

Musixmatch is a great app that provides over 7 million song lyrics in 32 different languages. Founded in Bologna (Italy) in 2010, it is able to find exactly the song lyrics you are looking for, providing it on your favourite devices (smartphones, tablets, computers or TV). It is completely free and legal, as it has been authorized by the main international music publishers.

The Best Songs to Learn Italian

Italian songs are a great way to learn a language by yourself. You can improve your language skills in a fun way and, at the same time, get to grips with some elements of Italian culture.  

Listening to songs exposes you to all sorts of grammatical structures such as verbs and conjugations, and these are much easier to memorize with a melody attached.

The Best Movies to Learn Italian

The best films to learn italian

Watching movies in the original language is not only a great way to learn a new language, but allows you to make quick progress with it too.

If you like films, why not watch them with the aim of improving your Italian linguistic abilities?

The Best TV Series to Learn Italian

TV series are a fun and useful way to learn and improve your level of Italian.

You can test yourself on the comprehension and the listening, and you can learn new words or common sayings. In a subtle way you will make progress, paying particular attention to the use of accents, the different situations and the variety of vocabulary.

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