Italian Lesson #6 The Verb Essere- To Be

Ciao a tutti!

This lesson is on the verb Essere (To Be), which is one of the staple verbs that is used often in the Italian language.

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Alla prossima,

Daniele and Stefany

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Exploring Tuscany

Do you love wine, good food and charming towns? If your answer is yes, you will love Tuscany, Italy!

On Day 7 of our Rome/Tuscany group trip we hosted, we visited the charming town of Montepulciano, had a tasty lunch at La Bottega, tasted pecorino cheese in Pienza taking in the breathtaking Val d’Orcia views, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. We tasted delicious Brunello wine at Solaria in Montalcino, which is owned by 3 women.

On our way back to Rome, we stopped in Orvieto and had a lovely lunch at Maurizio restaurant.To start planning your Italian wine tasting adventure, you can contact me at: and or

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Florence in a Day

We went to Florence for the day on our Rome/Tuscany group trip we hosted. One of our highlights was going to the market and picking up some produce for the cooking class we did. We made homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms that we got at the market and tiramisu for dessert. The tiramisu was one of the best I have ever tasted!

Of course, the day would not be complete without going to see Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia Gallery. The sculpture is a marvel to look at, standing so tall when you are right in front of him. We took in all of the beautiful views and works of art this city has to offer.

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