The of Italiano Bello

Italiano Bello is an online project to learn Italian for free. Italiano Bello is born from an old project named Italiano a quattro zampe, under the website Ekorre. Italiano Bello is now an independent website that aims to become one of the best websites to learn Italian for free!  


Italian Tutor

The heart and mind behind Italiano Bello, to which she devotes her spare time. Ellie is Italian and comes from a small village near the beautiful Lago Maggiore. She holds a master’s degree in General Linguistics from the University of Hamburg and works as Italian Tutor, Translator and Market Research Verbatim Coder.



Daniel is a passionate Data Analyst and professionally engaged in market research and market analysis. In his spare time he likes programming, takes care of the front and back end of this site and works on our project to learn Italian with a video game.

Kira & Cody


Kira and Cody have a master’s degree in fluffiness and spread love, happiness and a lot of fluff. Both were found on the street as puppies, Cody 2013 in Calabria, Kira 2017 in Sicily. They are Maremma-Abruzzo sheepdog crossbreeds.

Your travel companions through Italy

Meet our characters


il cane


la cagnolina


lo scoiattolo



Fiona & Romeo

l'umana &
il gatto

The dogs Kira and Cody live a lot of fantasy and fun adventures with their Mom. You’ll find them mainly in the story section as long stories and photo stories.
The squirrel Scotty loves Italy and traveling. His friend the bear Bruno accompanies him during his trips in order to discover Italian food specialities. He loves eating. You’ll find them mainly in the Videocorso within our courses and in the Amo l’Italia section.
The human Fiona and the cat Romeo live in Rom and enjoy everyday life. Above all, they enjoy going on holiday! You’ll find them mainly in the Videocorso within our courses and also in the Grammar section.

Lovely people who help Italiano Bello to grow

Meet our helpers

Some lovely people who learn Italian help us in their free time and contribute to the growth of Italiano Bello: Karin helps us to translate our stories into German and English, Kerstin, Julia and Stephanie love Italian recipes and Italian music and are happy to help us to fill the Amo l’Italia section with beautiful content. They all also write beautiful stories that you can read in the corresponding section, among others the stories of il gatto Franz by Karin and of il cane Rocky by Kerstin. Other stories we have received from Jenny and Vanessa. Many thanks to all of you! 





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Italiano Bello is a free project to learn Italian. We enjoy creating content to learn Italian but, as you can imagine, this takes us a lot of our spare time. We don’t want to add annoying advertisement and we would like to offer as much free content as possibile. If you like our content and you want to support our project, we are always very happy to receive a little donation. You can donate one, two, three, ten cookies… Our characters love cookies and would be very happy! One cookie correspond to one euro. How many cookies would you like to donate?

A big, big thank you to all the people that support us with their donationsGRAZIE MILLE! This means a lot for us.


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Note: has still the old name: Italiano a 4 zampe. The owner is Eleonora De Zordi, this is Ellie.

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The beautiful photos of Ellie, Daniel, Kira and Cody were taken by Marco Ansing.