Category: Critical and humorous asides

Jokes, gag, ironies of the Risorgimento

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 …

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

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, …

Aphorisms by Carlo Collodi Read More »

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 …

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