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Two New Italian ‘Easy Reader’ Ebooks This Week, 25% OFF!

This week has published TWO new Italian ‘easy reader’ ebooks, ‘Il Rinascimento‘ and ‘Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici‘.

Until Sunday 25th September, they’re both discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99!

Il Rinascimento

Easy Italian reader ebook - Il Rinascimento - cover image

This ebook version of a thirty-part series of articles with online audio walks a curious student of Italian through thirty chapters of history and covers, in outline, the intellectual and political changes on the Italian peninsula during the Renaissance period and after (from the 15th to 19th centuries).

While the articles that make up this ebook are available for free at, this version of the material (.pdf, .mobi Kindle-compatible, .epub versions available) is easily printable and/or readable on an ebook reader, such as the Kindle.

Please note: unlike our other ‘easy reader’ ebooks, for reasons of length this one does not contain glossaries of difficult words nor comprehension exercises after each chapter. Take a look at the free sample chapters before you buy!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 30 CHAPTERS to read and listen to!
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapters (.pdf)

Buy Il Rinascimento just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapters (.pdf) | Catalog

N.b. You may also be interested in two previous ‘history’ ebooks with the same length and format: ‘La storia di Roma‘ and ‘Il Medioevo‘, each £7.99 for thirty chapters. Why not get all three and read/listen to Italian history, in Italian, from the earliest days of Rome, right up to Garibaldi?

Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici

Easy Italian reader ebook - Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de' Medici - cover image

Orphaned while still a baby, Caterina de’ Medici doesn’t have much going for her. Though there is one thing…

7 Agosto 1530. Corte Papale, Roma

“Avanti, avanti Caterina, camminate più veloce. E ricordate di inchinarvi davanti al Santo Padre! Il nostro Papa Clemente VII è un uomo meraviglioso, e ora avete un’udienza da sola con lui. Non siete emozionata? Siete fortunata ad avere… un santo in Paradiso! Proprio così, è un modo di dire molto appropriato.”

La vecchia suora, che ridacchia isterica, trascina Caterina per una mano e riprende: “Lo dico perché è un Medici come voi. E di certo è un uomo santo. Forza, forza, camminate. Non vogliamo fare aspettare Sua Santità” bisbiglia nervosa.

Caterina’s still only twelve years old, but her uncle, the Pope, is already busy reviewing possible husbands for her, with a view to strengthening ties between the Papacy and one or the other of Europe’s powerful royal families. Perhaps the time has come for her to learn French?

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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 intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

How do I access my ebooks?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?


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