Ilaria is a fantastic professor. She brings a positive attitude and enthusiasm to each class. Essays are basically ungraded and readings are pretty interesting and unchallenging. Outside of class, we made pasta and pizza as a class. Overall, it's a relaxed, informative, and enjoyable class.
Ilaria is an amazing professor and teaches this course really well. There is a lot of material to learn, but it does not take up much time outside of class. There are quizzes every week and exams every three weeks but they are not difficult and are low stress. It is a fun class to take and you learn a lot of Italian in a short amount of time.
I truly loved having Ilaria as my professor. She was so kind and made the material (although very fast-paced) feel doable and organized. Would highly recommend if you want to learn Italian or go abroad!