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La formica e la colomba

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English

Aesop’s Fables – La formica e la colomba


Once upon a time, there was a very kind Dove who lived in the forest. The Dove used to help every creature in the forest no matter what.

The Dove was pecking at some grains when she saw an Ant fall into the brook. The Ant was struggling to get back to the bank. The kind Pigeon plucked out a long grass and dropped it close to the Ant.

The Ant was able to climb on top and hold on to it. The Ant was able to push itself to the shore and save its life.


C’era una volta una Colomba molto gentile che viveva nella foresta. La Colomba aiutava ogni creatura della foresta, qualunque cosa fosse.

La Colomba stava beccando dei chicchi quando vide una formica cadere nel ruscello. La Formica stava lottando per tornare. Il gentile piccione strappò un’erba alta e la lasciò cadere vicino alla formica.

La formica è stata in grado di arrampicarsi in cima e tenerla. La formica è stata in grado di spingersi a riva e salvarsi la vita.


Soon afterwards, the Ant saw a hunter standing and holding a rock. The Ant turned and saw that the hunter was about the throw the rock straight at his friend, the Dove and kill him. The Ant ran as fast as he could towards the man. When the man was about to throw the stone, the Ant bit the man hard on his heel. The man screamed in pain.


The Dove heard the man screaming and flew away from the hunter.


Poco dopo, la Formica vide un cacciatore in piedi che reggeva una roccia. La Formica si voltò e vide che il cacciatore stava per lanciare il sasso direttamente alla sua amica, la Colomba e ucciderlo. La Formica corse più veloce che poteva verso l’uomo. Quando l’uomo stava per lanciare il sasso, la formica lo morse forte sul tallone. L’uomo urlò di dolore.

La Colomba sentì l’uomo urlare e volò via dal cacciatore.


Moral:  Kindness is never wasted.


Morale: “La gentilezza non è mai sprecata”.


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About: Studying through Dual Language immersion is among the best techniques for learning a new language. The objective of this website is to teach yourself how to read and speak Italian confidently using English as a base 🙂 These Italian short stories are super cool to read for beginners and also for entertaining children. Aesop tales are among the best stories that can be studied on a daily basis.

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