This page contains links to collections of culturally authentic materials in Italian.


AdsOfTheWorldLogo.png - A searchable database of ads from around the world (search by country, topic, type of ad--audio/print/video, etc.)


AudioLingua.png - Very nice database of mp3 recordings submitted by native speakers in a variety of languages (Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Corse, English, French, German, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish), categorized by topic and searchable by language, level, gender, age, and length (Shared by Amy Lenord)

GlossLogo.jpg - Links to culturally authentic materials in a variety of languages, including Italian

Children's Literature

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif -
Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online


SegnalidifumoIT.JPG - A variety of cartoons in Italian


CulturallyAuthenticPictorialLexiconLogo.png - A database of culturally authentic Creative Commons images, organized by language and topic

FreeImagesLogo.jpg - Hundreds of copyright-safe images related to Italian
InvenzioniIncredibili.png Links to images and brief descriptions of innovative inventions


Francesco Franchi - Infographics - A graphic designer's portfolio of infographics

InfographicLoveLogo.png - Collection of infographics in Italian


7MilardiDiAltri.JPG- 5,000 interviews in which participants answered 40 essential questions about the challenges of daily life, differences, dreams, environment, family legacies, fears, God, hopes, joy, love, and war were filmed in 75 different countries and presented here in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese (Click on thematic movies to access them)


AllYouCanRead.png - Magazine and newspaper sites, categorized by country and topic, from 200 countries around the world

DirectoryOfNewspapers&Magazines.JPG - Directory from around the world

Notazine - Digital magazine about conceptual art in Italian


NewseumLogo.jpg - Today's front pages from newspapers around the world

NewspaperMap.JPG - A map that plots the locations of newspapers from around the world--can be filtered by language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)