I’m going to keep this super, super short today, as I’m running late because I’ve been busy publishing two new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebooks.
The first is the ebook version of our Summer Series on Il Rinascimento, which ended on Friday last week.
You can read and listen to all thirty chapters, for FREE, on our History page, along with thirty chapters each on the Romans and the Middle ages.
But if you want the printable .pdf and/or the Kindle-compatible .mobi or .epub files for your ebook reader device or app, well, now you can have them!
The second of this week’s publications is genuinely new, the story of one of the characters who featureed only peripherally in the Summer Series but who is worth knowing more about…
An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo
Orphaned while still a baby, Caterina de’ Medici doesn’t have much going for her. Though there is one thing…
7 Agosto 1530. Corte Papale, Roma
“Avanti, avanti Caterina, camminate più veloce. E ricordate di inchinarvi davanti al Santo Padre! Il nostro Papa Clemente VII è un uomo meraviglioso, e ora avete un’udienza da sola con lui. Non siete emozionata? Siete fortunata ad avere… un santo in Paradiso! Proprio così, è un modo di dire molto appropriato.”
La vecchia suora, che ridacchia isterica, trascina Caterina per una mano e riprende: “Lo dico perché è un Medici come voi. E di certo è un uomo santo. Forza, forza, camminate. Non vogliamo fare aspettare Sua Santità” bisbiglia nervosa.
Caterina’s still only twelve years old, but her uncle, the Pope, is already busy reviewing possible husbands for her, with a view to strengthening ties between the Papacy and one or the other of Europe’s powerful royal families. Perhaps the time has come for her to learn French?
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
Buy Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici just £5.99 | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog
Così. I said it would be short, right?
I’ll have something less commercial for you next time…
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