The official web addresses of most Italian cities and towns follow this format: http://www.comune.nameofthecity.it. For ex.:
Fans’ site dedicated to actor, director and producer Nanni Moretti. With synopses of all his movies, and famous quotes from his fictional personae.
One of the first and best official web sites of an Italian city. A virtual map of Bologna helps navigate the site. All kinds of information and details about life in this city.
A 5’ interview (low resolution, streaming video) to writer Silvia Ballestra.
A fan’s site dedicated to Camilleri and his fiction. It includes a long series of short excerpts organized by theme, recipes of Montalbano’s favorite dishes, a glossary of his favorite dialectal expressions.
The official page of Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri.
The official page of the RAI TV series based on Camilleri’s fiction.
The page of Naples’s newspaper Il Mattino, updated daily.
A page dedicated to the first championship won by Napoli soccer team. It includes pictures and texts of the banners of the tifosi, and short excerpts from Il Mattino and Il Giornale di Napoli recounting every match of that fateful year.
The newsgroup of the tifosi of the Napoli soccer team.
Audio interview of Neapolitan actor/writer Peppe Lanzetta, and video of one of his readings.
Members of this newsgroup discuss issues related to their city, in Italian or in Genoese.
Fabrizio De André
Official site of the foundation created by family and friends of late singer Fabrizio De André. Among other things, contains many short video clips of his songs, performed by him and by a variety of Italian artists.
Fan sites dedicated to Fabrizio De André. They include texts written by De André, reviews by music critics as well as pieces sent in by fans. One can even download Acrobat documents with essays on the singer done by Italian university students.
The newsgroup of De André’s fans.
News portal for Milan ’s metropolitan area, featured inside the page of the daily Corriere della Sera. Contains an archive of high quality videos, constantly updated.
Conte, scioglilingua, filastrocche, proverbi
Counting-out rhymes, nursery rhymes, riddles, lullabies, tongue-twisters, proverbs (textual archives, with some audio clips).
An extensive collection of multimedia projects created by elementary school children, with the help of their teachers. It includes pictures, drawings, posters, audio files.
Information on St. Nicholas, patron saint of Bari , on the church and on local yearly celebrations.
The local daily Gazzetta di Parma, founded in 1735, is one of the oldest newspapers in Europe .
A site entirely in Bologna ’s dialect, with references to city lore and audio files of songs in Bolognese.
From the official site of the city of Ferrara , a page with documents and literature in this northern dialect. Links point to web pages on other northern Italian dialects.
An amatorial site with a rudimentary course in Neapolitan dialect, with notes on pronunciation and basic grammar (in English and Neapolitan).
Local media on the Internet
Inside the web site of RAI, one can find the daily editions of the 20 regional newscasts, in high quality streaming video.
TV on line, from Vicenza (in the Italian North-East), broadcasts live on the Internet in Italian, in high resolution.
Telecolor is a Sicilian TV station that broadcasts live on the Internet, in Italian, in high resolution.
A radio station that broadcasts live on the Internet from Bologna .
A radio station that broadcasts live on the Internet from Sorrento . Programming in Italian and in dialect. The site includes a web cam broadcasting live images from downtown Sorrento .
The official web sites of some of the most popular Italian soaps, with video and audio clips, information on the characters, summaries, fan forums, chats.