Jul 14, 2023

Our Summer movies’ recommendation

“Pane e Tulipani” (Bread and Tulips)

If you’re an Italian language learner looking for a film to practice your skills and learn more about the Italian culture, we highly recommend watching “Pane e Tulipani” (Bread and Tulips). 

“Pane e Tulipani” is a charming romantic comedy about Rosalba, a housewife who gets left behind by her tour bus on a family vacation and decides to embark on a solo adventure in Venice. Along the way, she meets a cast of quirky characters and discovers new passions and possibilities for her life. Rosalba finds in Venice kindness, mystery and opportunities for self-expression; everything that had been missing from her ordinary life. 

Director Silvio Soldini turns Venice, the tourist mecca of piazzas, canals, and stone bridges into a quaint little village out of time telling a warmhearted story of second chances.  

This film is ideal for intermediate to advanced Italian learners, as the dialogue is natural and conversational, and the setting and cultural references offer insight into daily life in Italy.  

You’ll pick up new vocabulary and grammar as you follow Rosalba’s journey, and you’ll be entertained by the witty script and engaging performances. 

“Pane e Tulipani” received critical acclaim and multiple awards, including the David di Donatello award for Best Film. 

Overall, “Pane e Tulipani” is a delightful and entertaining film that is both enjoyable to watch and beneficial for your Italian language skills. Give it a try and immerse yourself in the beauty of Italy and its language.  

Buona visione! 


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