There’s lots of good stuff in today’s FREE episode!
I won’t tell you exactly what it’s about, but if you’re interested in the origins of certain ‘Italian’ words, or like to know why typical ‘Italian’ crops are cultivated in particular areas, then you should definitely take a look.
We’re in the eighth and ninth centuries, by the way, in a part of what is now Italy that had remained out of reach of the nearly-all-conquering Lombards, who weren’t good with ships, apparently…
Episodio 13, I Saraceni alla conquista della Sicilia (VIII-IX secolo)
OK, the link text does rather give it away, but take a look anyway!
The previous twelve episodes in our Summer Series on the Middle Ages in the Italian peninsula can be found on our History page, along with the thirty episodes from last year’s series on the Romans. And episode 14 will be along on Wednesday…
A mercoledì, allora.