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Are you looking for more ways to improve your Italian language listening comprehension skills?

Galleria degli Uffizi a Firenze

Would you like to learn more about art in Italy?

Well, you are in luck my friend!

Galleria degli Uffizi a Firenze

Recently I discovered that the curators at the Uffizi Galleries have a new online series called: La mia sala. The curators and museum assistants guide us through the various galleries in the museum to discover and learn more about the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Galleries.


Start your day with a trip
to the Uffizi!

I have made it my daily goal—before I begin my work—is to listen to one of the curators’ talks. I think this is an excellent way to improve your language skills and brush up on your knowledge of art. I’ve listened to several already and find them quite entertaining. It’s almost… almost like being there! Not only that– there is the added benefit of having a personal guide explain the work of art to you. Not bad, right?

Here is my favorite video — that of Eleonora de’ Medici. She is a character in two of my books Dreaming Sophia and Waking Isabella. I have a soft spot in my heart for this signora!

Start listening and let me know
which you like the best.


In addition to practicing listening skills, if you are interested in conversation practice, I now offer half-hour Skype chat sessions. I am having the best time getting to know Studentessa Matta followers, and we are having such enjoyable conversations. Most of the people I’m chatting with are looking to overcome their shyness in talking. They also want to ask questions about the language, grammar, increase their vocabulary, and practice their Italian accents. Our sessions are relaxed, informal and we have so much fun together that generally the chats tend to run a little longer—that’s an added benefit and my added gift to you!

It’s a great way to share your passion for the Italian language with someone and give you that extra motivation to keep learning.

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