Up to the North

For a few years I had a "plan" to visit Scandinavia with a dear friend and his oldtimer car. For various reasons, however, we did not succeed... the fate. Then suddenly the cards turned on the table and the possibility of doing this even more adventurous adventure came up again... but with both my children! …

The Clock [thoughts from: The game of glass beads – Hermann Hesse]

The Casa Camuzzi in Montagnola - Collina d'Oro - Ticino, was built in the middle of the 19th century by the Ticino architect Agostino Camuzzi and was completed in 1853. The Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse from 1919 to 1931, as well lived there. The Glass Beads Game is one of Hesse's notable works. I …

On sale in Ascona… * in vendita ad Ascona…

La prossima domenica 9 aprile, in occasione degli Eventi Letterari Monte Verità, il mio ultimo romanzo Il Segreto degli Annwyn (in lingua italiana e inglese) sarà in vendita sul Lungolago di Ascona. Un'occasione da non perdere per chi desidera acquistare una copia autografata! The next Sunday, April 9, at the Literary Events Monte Verità, my …

Books are pieces of dreams… I libri sono frammenti di sogni

Inside my novels, there is a common dream aiming to change the world for a better place for humankind... You will find appealing descriptions of places far away, you may travel with the characters on airplanes and sailboats, you will plunge into unrevealed mysteries and you will feel the shiver realizing that most of it …

I need a break

  After thirty years, I have had the opportunity to revisit the island of Mauritius located in the south-western Indian Ocean. The Republic of Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands, which are of volcanic origin, and is considered part of the African continent being at about 900 km from Madagascar. The isle measure 58 …

Sri Lanka: a leap into the ancient history

The intense desire to travel and do some good deed, does not leave me... and from this Sinhalese's adventure we learned something new. L'intenso desiderio di viaggiare e di fare una buona azione, non mi abbandona...  e dall'avventura cingalese abbiamo imparato qualcosa di nuovo. more pictures and the whole reportage  *  leggete la storia e guardate le …

Chrysalis is back… and will soon be published in English in the UK

On the blog "The Annwyn's Secret" you may follow all the updates: about the publishing of the novel in English and about the screenwriting and movie. Sul blog "Il Segreto degli Annwyn" si può seguire tutti gli aggiornamenti: in merito alla pubblicazione del romanzo in ligua inglese e sulla sceneggiatura del film. You are going …

Presentazione letteraria * literary presentation

Un'occasione da non mancare: ascoltare dal vivo il  quartetto d'archi "I Fulmini"  (Francesca, Sara Luna, Valentina e Antonio) che ha conseguito un primo premio al concorso svizzero di Neuchâtel lo scorso mese di marzo. Con la presentazione del mio ultimo romanzo "Il Segreto degli Annwyn"  che attualmente viene trasformato in una sceneggiatura per film... e …

The snow came back last night * ieri notte è tornata la neve

The snow came back and the thermometer's mercury reads O° celsius (32° Fahrenheit). I look around... women in fur coats, young people wearing jackets with  hoods decorated with fur, men with thick padded goose down jackets ... Everyone should know the truth behind these items of clothing! . The farmer in this video casually describes ripping the bloody …

The Annwyn secret: the thrill to become a movie

to help children in need   AdaptLab: from page to screen  This year L’immagine e la parola (Images and words)  (19 – 22 March) will be joined by a session of AdaptLab, a workshop on the adaptation of literary works for the screen, developed by TorinoFilmLab and addressing industry professionals. This major initiative from TorinoFilmLab will …