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Interview with Melissa Muldoon - Author of Waking Isabella with Inside Scoop 

Topics of conversation:

  • Isabella de Medici
  • Research for the book in Arezzo, Italy 
  • Giostra del Saracino - Annual Jousting Festival held in Arezzo
  • Suppression of Artists and Hitler's Obsession during WWII
  • Melissa's Writing Process
  • Her Award Winning Italian Language Blog and Immersion Trips to Italy
  • Most Rewarding Experience as an Author
Direct download: insidescoop-2018020810594-MelissaMuldoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

Mattiniero vs Nottambulo: What kind of person are you? Are you a morning person or an evening person? I just created subtitles in Italian! Yay! turn on the captioning button to see the Italian words! For more information, language learning tips and translations check out the Studentessa Matta Blog: www.studentessamatta.com

Direct download: Mattineriro_vs_nottambulo_Wave.mp3
Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Chatting in Italian about Carnival, masks and costumes. You can find the post on the StudentessaMatta.com website with English translations.

Studentessa Matta Facebook page to join the conversation group: https://www.facebook.com/studentessamatta

Visit the Matta Blog to learn more about Italian Homestay Language Vacations: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-language-homestay-vacations/

To Purchase Melissa's novels about Italy: visit Amazon
Dreaming Sophia:

Waking Isabella: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997634820?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=0997634804&linkCode=xm2&tag=diariodiunstu-20

Direct download: Coffee-chat-Carnivale_Wave.mp3
Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

Andare a Cavallo - taking a ride on the beach on a horse in Half Moon Bay in California. Learn new Italian vocabulary for things that have to do with horses and their gear. Follow along as I talk about my weekend adventure on horseback. Visit the Matta Blog to read the transcript in Italian and English. http://www.studentessamatta.com/andare-cavallo-riding-horse-beach-useful-horse-lingo/

Join me in Arezzo in September 2018 for Italian Language Immersion and participate in the Medieval Jousting Festival! To sign up and reserve a spot visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo/

Direct download: A-Cavallo_Wave.mp3
Category:Italian Language -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

Colorful Italian idioms that have to do with animals. Italian expressions to help make your conversation more lively and make you sound more like an Italian native. For the written transcript visit the StudentessaMatta.com blog. http://www.studentessamatta.com/moglie-buoi-dei-paesi-tuoi-italian-idioms-modi-di-dire/

Want to immerse in Italian language and culture, join me in September in Arezzo for a small group language program. Details on the Studentessa Matta blog: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo/

Direct download: Moglie_Buoi_-modi_di_dire_Wave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm PDT