Category: Critical and humorous asides

Jokes, gag, ironies of the Risorgimento

A novel steam. From Florence to Livorno-The mysteries of Florence

A novel steam is at the forefront of the new literary tradition born with the railway and which will only get rich as the technology of steam locomotion will prevail and that the train will become a growing reality

Aphorisms by Carlo Collodi

Each, caro mio, in this world plays his part. Some people are born to eat and those who are born to be eaten… (Carlo Collodi, Macchiette) – I then if I were king I would seize every morning a nice cup of coffee-and-milk,

SELVA THE KING OF BANDITS (THE STREET 14 July 1863)

THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT (25 July 1865)

PROJECT OF A MEDAL OF LAST RE-PAPI (25 February 1865)

on cap: Cupi LATRONUM (the hive of thieves) is written on the collar: Non possumus not possumus is a Latin phrase that literally means “we can not”. The formula is derived from the early Christian tradition: We can not (not to speak of Jesus Christ) and the

THE TIME THE AUCTION (24 February)

THE POPE WHO SAVE ITALY IN SPITE OF MINISRTI Sagrestani (4 July 1865)

The PAPAL ADDRESS AND THE FINGER (6 October 1865)

FISHING MIRACOLOSA (The Lamp of 3 October 1865)

THE BANK OF MONEY OF SAN PIETRO

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