Dopo due anni ho finito!
I finally finished my Italian tree with it all being golden. Next up is to work through Babbel and increase listening comprehension. I think next I will work on Spanish from Italian. "In bocca al lupo"!
I completed both the beginners and intermediate courses on Babbel prior to finding Duolingo. I have to say that the Babbel courses are not as much fun and therefore I do not repeat them. Duo has been much better for me. I am considering restarting the Babbel courses from the beginning to see if I can get more out of them now that I have a much better basic understanding of the grammar. Babbel does take time to explain things like verb conjugation where Duo just gives them to you to practice until you learn them. They are two different ways to teach and I think that both have their purpose. But Duo is more fun :-)