There is nothing more fun than learning Italian with videos. The thing with video is that you get engaged with the content and do not realize you are also learning! What can beat that?
In this post, we will recommend an online series called “La Mappa Misteriosa.” It is well-produced and has an engaging storyline. And to cap it all, it is FREE!
BBC is responsible for this production. And you can start watching the episodes of this series by clicking here.
This video drama adventure will suck you in. It comes with 12 episodes. Thus you can complete it in 3 months if you do an episode per week.
The difficulty bar suits beginners. But learners of all levels will find the story entertaining and benefit from it. So, without further delay, let’s take a bird’s sight view of the story.
This Italian course has an exciting story.
Do you like detective stories? Tales involving maps? Do you enjoy stories that take place in Italy? In “La Mappa Misteriosa,” you plunge into an adventure surrounding a secret map.
You interact with the plot throughout the story. It has no dull moment as you follow the trace of this map drawn more than 40 years ago. You turn up in fascinating and surprising scenarios around Italy. And during the entire journey, you learn Italian in a fun way! You are constantly moving from place to place, meeting new interesting people as the story builds momentum!
What is La Mappa Misteriosa about?
In the story, you are at the library. And looking through some books, you have found something that looks like a map. It says it is the route to the lost recipe of “La Torta di Serretto.” That map shows Bologna in the center, the heart of Italy. Bologna is known for its exquisite dishes. A common saying is that the best cooking in the World takes place in Bologna. And of all the chefs that ever worked there, Giovanni Serretto was the most famous. He was the very best.
In the nineteen-sixties, Italian food became a worldwide phenomenon. And Chef Giovanni Serretto was at the heart of it. His recipes were world-renowned. Above all, his signature dish (a magnificent cake) is called “La Torta di Serretto.” But he never revealed that recipe. People that surrounded him said he drew a map as a game for his little daughter. He planned to take her across Emilia-Romagna and go about his favorite places. The cake recipe was the treasure found at the end.
However, it all ended on a sad note. Giovanni Serretto died in a car crash when he was just 26 years old. His daughter was just a baby. And the map was lost forever, along with his recipe.
But, wait a minute! If you have found the map to that recipe, it must be worth thousands to the right person. Just imagine, you were the one who found this map after 40 years. What would you do? Would you continue with your life as if you had not seen the map? Or visit Bologna? Well, that is a decision the story makes for you. In the story, you go to Bologna and follow the treasure trail.
Do you happen to be learning Italian? Why not check out “La Mappa Misteriosa”? Do not waste any more time and plunge into the story! You will surely enjoy this journey! The story is full of Italian flavor! Good luck finding Giovanni Serretto’s recipe!
You can also check out a podcast-style course that is ideal for listening throughout the day. Exposure makes you learn Italian faster. Click here to read more about it.