A crisis of love Collodi
"Among many loves more or less fatuous and fragile, he had to have one truly serious, that, if it were possible, I think it would have caused a confirmed bachelor take the plunge and get married. He had to flare up between the 1857 and the 1858 e in casa
Lorenzini if they had to know something. It was at this time that, suddenly, Uncle Charles left Florence […].”
Collodi and Pinocchio Collodi Grandson page 81
"And when he came nell'Elvetichino, another cafe in Florence where they met intellectuals, the literati and the
Macchiaioli, he happened to drink more than a few "ponchos". "
Pinocchio Collodi, Rossana Dedola page. 77