Roma città aperta (B1)

.pdf ebook
(4 customer reviews)

This moving masterpiece of Italian neo-realism, set in WW2 Rome, tells the story of how resistance leader Giorgio, along with his friends, neighbours and family members, fight the Nazi forces occupying their city.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at B1 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

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£7.99

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This moving masterpiece of Italian neo-realism, set in WW2 Rome, tells the story of how resistance leader Giorgio, along with his friends, neighbours and family members, fight the Nazi forces occupying their city.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at B1 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.

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.pdf ebook

4 reviews for Roma città aperta (B1)

  1. Bianca Danieli (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the story, yet at the same time, I found it extremely sad. The story was condensed brilliantly by Giovanni, and so well written.
    I probably understood about 95% of the story, so it kept me captivated, and helped expand my vocabulary. I now need to see the movie!

  2. Candice Montero (verified owner)

    Enjoyable yet very sad story. Now I want to see the movie. I find what happened in Europe during World War II a fascinating subject. This book was a little challenging, but not impossible. I like to read things slightly above my level so I can improve my vocabulary.

  3. jadwiga jarvis (verified owner)

    Just as he did with ‘La Dolce Vita’, Giovanni Galavotti does a great job of condensing a significant film into a satisfying bite-size read.

    This gut-wrenching picture has to be seen before the economy of the writing in the Easy Reader version can be fully appreciated. In ‘Le Italiane’ Roberto Gamberini has Anna Magnani say this about the scene where Pina (the character she plays in ‘Roma città aperta’) gets shot in the back by a German soldier: “Doveva durare di più, quella scena. Dovevo correre più a lungo. Poi sono caduta. E lì Roberto, Roberto Rossellini, ha fatto il miracolo, e ha reso quella caduta una delle scene più famose del cinema.” But would Magnani really have said it? There was no room for sentiment here; Pina got shot, she fell and she was dead. Hollywood would have had close ups, violins and last words. Rossellini knew better. So did Gavalotti.
    Bravo e grazie, Giovanni!

  4. Jill (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the story, and the subject, found it easy to read, but wished there had been more of it.
    Perhaps I shall have to find the film, to watch.

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