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The Book – The fire in Berlin (Il rogo di Berlino) – by Helga Schneider.


The author retraces with ruthless realism the dramatic moments of the Second World War she lived when she was a child and remembers the meeting with Adolf Hitler.
A biographical account of how war, as human madness, can deprive human beings of all their dignity, all their rights and of life itself and above all of their own humanity.

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The Book – Goodbye, Columbus – by Philip Roth.


The sharp style that probes the human soul: I especially love this author,

in addition to the smoothness of the written pages.

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The Book – Stories of the old wood (Storie del bosco antico) – by Mauro Corona.


Sad stories, some sweet, but others are really sad stories.

This author is good, but I don’t like him.

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The Book – Heike starts breathing again (Heike riprende a respirare) – by Helga Schneider.


The extraordinary ability to paint human emotions, with simplicity and pungent realism, is the characteristic of this wonderful author.

War destroys nations, cities, exterminates peoples, divides families, changes people, but can never bend the will to live of those who love life.

The world seen through the eyes of a child abandoned by all, who does not lose hope, who lives intensely, who survives like everyone else and fights against an evil stepmother and eventually escapes in search of herself.

A child who just wants to be loved and protected, as it should be, will see her desires realized, because the universe has the extraordinary ability to heal the hearts and existences sent to pieces by the selfishness of adults.

 

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The Book – Making a good writer great – by Linda Seger.


This book is an enlightening writing manual, capable of dispelling all the doubts of aspiring screenwriters:

you will find, by reading these pages, how to put the ideas of your stories in order and structure them.

For me, every page written by Linda was a source of innovation and clarification for the development of my

creative writing process, both for writing the scripts, but also for writing novels.

“The craft of writing”, through Linda’s technique, becomes clear.

 

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The sea in winter – October in Castelluzzo, Fraction of San Vito Lo capo – Sicily – Italy.


Mountain biking passion.

Before leaving I decided to use a means of transport that I love and that in Milan I can never use because of traffic.
I cycled by mountain bike for days, on dirt roads, in a rocky red ground like being on Mars, with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other.

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Small paradise: Seno dell’Arena beach.

From day one I savored the peace, the silence and the beauty of this corner of paradise: a cove with a red coral beach, crystal clear waters and rocks set of shells.

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The Tonnara Tower.

An ancient tower that was once used for the slaughter of tuna: a silent witness of time and humanity, it’ s looking at the sea, like a tired old man.

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4 hours trekking in the natural reserve of Monte Cofàno.

Trekking for four hours alone in the nature reserve on Mount Cofàno: an extraordinary experience in contact with nature in the company of only myself and the wild animals of the mountain.

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Open-air museum Grotta Mangiapane

An open-air museum, where the places of the crafts of the past were recreated.
Houses built in the rocks, an extraordinary place whose particularity has made it ideal as a movie set.

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Baia Santa Margherita beach.

Immense beach, with transparent waters: the mountains behind, the silence around and the beauty of the sea in front.

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Divine food: Sicilian cuisine is fantastic.

Desserts and fish are unforgettable delicacies from Sicily.

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The Book – Two million kisses – by Alessandro Milan.


I read this book just released in September: pages full of sweetness, like the first book written by the author “You live inside me”.

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The Book – Last letters of Jacopo Ortis – by Ugo Foscolo.


Letters written by a heart in love, heartbroken and killed by lost love.

Ugo Foscolo

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The Book – Mysteries, crimes and unusual stories of Milan – by Paolo Sciortino.


Particular, interesting book, which reveals many curiosities of the city of Milan and its past.

Paolo Sciortino

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The Book – The sign of the four – By Arthur Conan Doyle.


A story of treasures, deceptions and mysteries: it keeps the reader glued from the first to the last page.

 

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