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Le Terme di Caracalla (in latino: Thermae Caracallae) costituiscono uno dei più grandiosi esempi di terme imperiali di Roma e sono  ancora conservate per gran parte della loro struttura e libere da edifici moderni. Furono volute dall’imperatore Caracalla in un’area nei pressi del Circo Massimo, costruito dal re Tarquinio Prisco.

In questo video il giornalista Alberto Angela ci guida nelle meravigliose terme di Roma e ci spiega la storia e i costumi degli antichi romani.

Adesso guarda il video fino al minuto 4 e rispondi alle domande.

Livello B2+

 

  1. Come si lavavano i romani?
  2. Chi fece costruire le terme di Caracalla?
  3. In quanti anni furono costruite? E quando?
  4. Che cosa conteneva il muro di cinta?
  5. Chi frequentava le terme di Caracalla?
  6. Perché i romani andavano alle terme?
  7. Chi non pagava per entrare? Chi pagava il doppio?
  8. Cosa indossavano le donne alle terme?
  9. Cosa provocò uno scandalo?
  10. Cosa decise l’imperatore Adriano?
  11. Com’era la palestra?

by Antonio & Alessia, Italian teacher @ Kappa Language School in Rome

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Ti piace l’arte? Continua l’attività e completa gli esercizi.

  1. Osserva l’ immagine e descrivi cosa vedi.

museion

 

2.Metti in ordine il titolo

Al museo…

/ buttano via/ le donne/ l’opera/ d’arte./di Bolzano/delle pulizie

B2. Leggi la seconda parte dell’articolo e scegli i tempi verbali.

La sera prima c’era stata una festa al Museion. E loro, all’alba, ramazze in mano devono aver pensato: «Certo che questi maleducati ne hanno lasciata di roba in giro…». Bottiglie vuote buttate a terra, coriandoli, carta, mozziconi, persino scarpe e vestiti. E così, olio di gomito, hanno fatto/facevano/avevano fatto il loro bravo lavoro le signore dell’impresa di pulizie. Alla fine è stato/era/ è stata tutto lucido. Una faticaccia. Il problema, per le signore e per il Museion, è che “tutto quello sporco” è stato/era/ è stata un’installazione. E non di uno passato di lì per caso ma di Goldschmied & Chiari, in arte Goldi&Chiari, creata per la “Casa atelier” di Museion ed inaugurata giovedì sera. Un duo di artisti tra i più ambiti nei circuiti dei musei d’arte contemporanea.

Avevano pensato/ pensavamo/ pensavano a un titolo per la loro opera “Dove andiamo a ballare stasera?” sulla crisi della politica anni 80, ispirata da una guida alle discoteche scritta dall’ex ministro socialista De Michelis, e la situazione è stato/era/ è stata così realisticamente riprodotta che la sala sembrava tutta da risistemare.

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by Antonio & Alessia, Italian teacher @ Kappa Language School in Rome

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The lost tape of the legendary jam session between a famous Italian band and Jim Hendrix is the catalyst for a trip across Emilia in an old Volkswagen van driven by Freak Antoni, who is accompanied by his daughter Marguerite.

 Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6.30pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

Free event book here

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The Italian Cultural Institute is delighted to present an exhibition of 40 paintings by Raimondo-Barbadirame, curated by Dr Rossana Pittelli.

Barbadirame was a close friend of Pablo Picasso since the pair first met in the 1950s until Picasso’s death in 1973.

This exhibition, the largest of his work so far, showcases the depth of his talent with many previously unseen works, on loan from the artist’s family and from private collections.

From Friday 7th of  December 2012  to Friday 4th of January

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

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Valentino: Master of Couture

29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013 Somerset House

This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House.

Divided into three sections; visitors will start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. Valentino: Master of Couture promises to be a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture.

Read more: somersethouse.org.uk

 

 

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Estorick Collection presents Bruno Munari,  one of the most complex, creative and multi-faceted figures of twentieth-century Italian art.

This exhibition traces his career from its early years up to the post-war period when he became a point of reference for a new generation of artists and designers.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit: www.munariestorick.org.

19 September- 23 December 2012

Estorick Collection of Modern
Italian Art
39a Canonbury Square
London N1 2AN

Bruno Munari exhibition

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For centuries, Venice has inspired intellectuals, writers and artists with its ravishing beauty, riches and strangeness. Now, in a major exhibition, fourteen internationally renowned artists have created a series of meaningful and original photographic images of Venice, perhaps the most photographed but seriously threatened city in the world.  The resulting images show Venice in all its beauty, but also in all its paradoxes and contrasts. As well as addressing the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants, its iconic monuments and modern architecture, the photographs capture the ravages wrought by mass tourism and the rise of the lagoon water level.

The artists are: Lynne Cohen, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Antonio Girbés, Nan Goldin, Pierre Gonnord, Dionisio Gonzalez, Candida Höfer, Tiina Itkonen, Mimmo Jodice, Tim Parchikov, Matthias Schaller, Jules Spinatsch, Robert Walker and Hiroshi Watanabe.

Read more: somersethouse.org.uk

Until 11 Dec
10.00-18.00, until 20.00 Thursdays
Embankment Galleries

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THE OTHER SARDINIA

Oliviero Olivieri is an internationally recognized photographer who studied at Central Art School London and has been exhibiting and publishing for over 20 years.

He is a contributor to Condé Nast Traveller UK and has published in major travel and life style magazines.

At the Italian Institute of London from the 8th of July  to the 4th of  September 2011

Free admission

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