The story


Pensierini was created in 2018, from an idea that Ugo Coppari e Federica Crescentini had, to create a useful blog for all the students who want to learn Italian as a second language through writing. In 2019, thanks to a collaboration with illustrator Valerio Compagnone, we started Pensierini Magazine, that owes its existence to a crowdfunding campaign, in which many showed their belief in our project: students, writers, and readers who have since become an integral part of our community, this great scattered class. 2020 saw the start of online lessons. 2021 saw the start of webinars. 2022 saw the start of viaggi in italiano nelle Marche ( 2023 saw the start of viaggi in italiano in Umbria.


Ugo Coppari, the founder, is a a writer who has been teaching Italian as a foreign language since 2011. His last book is Terra

Thanks to

Francesca de Luca (IIC Città del Messico), Daniel Bellissimo (IIC New York), Carmelo Averna (IIC Madrid), Paola Pallini (IIC Lisbona), Anna Holt (Università di Porto Rico), Gina Petrantoni (Arizona State University), Ingrid Veringa (Italstudio), Giorgialinda Lume (Passione Italia), Linda Riolo (Piccolo mondo italiano), Delia Malgari, Sara Bertucci, Wendy Walsh and Clara Casagrande, for helping us get the word out about our project.

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