Le vacanze di Laura

Italian short stories for beginners

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Hi there, this is the first episode of Short stories in Italian, a series of easy to follow and interesting stories for Italian language learners.

I and other authors have been creating stories that will allow you to learn useful Italian vocabulary and improve listening comprehension skills. Listen to and read the story text many times.

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Laura è molto felice che va in vacanza con la sua migliore amica. La sua migliore amica si chiama Amy e visiteranno Madrid, in Spagna.

Laura is very happy that she is going on holiday with her best friend. Her best friend's name is Amy, and they are going to visit Madrid, in Spain.

Sabato mattina Laura guida con la sua macchina all’aeroporto. Amy è anche all’aeroporto.

On Saturday morning, Laura drives in her car to the airport. Amy is also at the airport.

“Ciao, Amy! Dice Laura.

"Hi, Amy!", says Laura.

“Ciao, Laura, sono molto felice di essere quì”. Risponde Amy.

"Hello, Laura, I am very excited to be here", Amy replies.

“Anche io”, dice Laura,

"Me too", says Laura,

“La Spagna è un bellissimo paese, e sono molto felice di vederlo”.

"Spain is a beautiful country, and I am very happy to see it".

Laura e Amy camminano all’aeroporto.

Laura and Amy walk in the airport.

Hanno fame e perciò visitano un ristorante per comprare qualcosa da mangiare.

They are hungry, so they visit a restaurant to buy food.

“Questa pizza è deliziosa”, dice Amy, “anche il tuo piatto è buono, Laura?”

"This pizza is delicious", says Amy, "is your food nice, Laura?"

“Anche il mio è buono!” risponde Laura.

"My food is delicious also" Laura replies.

Quando finiscono camminano verso l'aereo e si siedono. Molte altre persone sono all'aeroporto. Ci sono anche molti bambini. Tutti stanno andando in vacanza in Spagna.

When they finish their food, they walk to the plane and sit down. Many other people are also on the plane. There are lots of children also. Everyone is going on holiday to Spain.

“Sono molto nervosa, non mi piace volare”, dice Laura a Amy.

"I am very nervous, I do not like flying", Laura says to Amy.

“Non ti preoccupare”, risponde Amy, “Tutto andrà bene. Sono con te”.

"Don't worry", Amy replies. "Everything is going to be okay. I am with you".


  • camminare to walk
  • mattina morning
  • paese country
  • avere fame to be hungry
  • delizioso delicious
  • aereo plane
  • cibo food
  • anche also
  • felice happy


Drag and drop expressions to their correct translations.


to be hungry




to walk


avere fame felice anche camminare mattina cibo paese
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