Italian Language Story: Il viaggio di Marco 3



Italian Language Story: In Part 3 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 3 - Il viaggio in treno), he goes to the train station, buys a ticket and takes the train to Florence, where he has a friend called Alessandro.
Once in Florence, he calls his friend's place. Alessandro's girlfriend Giulia picks up and explains to him how to get to their apartment. On the way, a bystander helps him find Via Montebello.

Listen to Part 3 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 135 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story a couple of times. To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence aloud after the speaker. By playing the story over again, you'll learn to listen without translating.

8 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 3

• dire - to say
• prendere - to take
• partire - leave
• cambiare - to change
• trovare - to find
• leggere - to read
• arrivare - to arrive
• rispondere - to answer

You can see the English translation on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.


Italian Language Story: Il viaggio di Marco 2



Italian Language Story: In Part 2 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 2 - Pisa), he stays with his aunt and uncle in Pisa. His cousin Valeria shows him around town. They walk to la "Torre Pendente" (the Leaning Tower), and do some shopping in Borgo Stretto, a famous shopping street. In a café they enjoy "un caffè macchiato" and "crema di mascapone".

Listen to Part 2 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 130 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story a few times. To improve your pronunciation, repeat each sentence aloud after the speaker. By playing the story several times, you'll start listening without translating.

8 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 2

  • essere - to be
  • mangiare - to eat
  • bere - to drink
  • portare - to carry
  • dormire - to sleep
  • chiedere - to ask
  • scrivere - to write
  • comprare - to buy

You can roll over the English translation on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.


Italian Language Story: Il viaggio di Marco 1



Italian Language Story: In Part 1 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 1 - Sull'aereo), he flies from Boston to Pisa. On the plane he chats with the woman sitting next to him and is happy to try out his Italian. His aunt picks him up at the airport in Pisa.

Read and listen to Part 1 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 125 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story several times. To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence after the speaker. By playing the story several times, you can practice listening (and reading) without translating.

8 Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 1

  • parlare - to speak
  • imparare - to learn
  • andare - to go
  • rimanere - to stay
  • aspettare - to wait
  • abitare - to live, reside
  • venire - to come
  • salutare - to greet

The English translation is available on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.