“Ph.D. in History of Italian Language and Literature, Lecturer in Italian Linguistics at the University of Milan for more than a decade, and passionate about teaching Italian since I was in front of a class of Erasmus students. 2004 was a decisive year for me: I attended a course to teach Italian to foreigners at DILIT in Rome and my vision of teaching was reversed from the language to its systematization. At first my world was turned upside down, the methods of teaching I had always known were called into question, but then I started experimenting. Eventually I realized that learning is not a process that can be achieved solely “from the neck up,” rather one has to experience something in order to understand it. Here the language, the people, the cognitive processes, and the communicative result come to life only when combined with the world outside the four walls of the classroom: a quote, a newspaper article, a poem, a photograph, an object, a video, a song, or a sound, these are the things that must be recognized and understood. The exchange of knowledge and experience that we achieve when learning another language is a trip through the eyes and in the shoes of another person."