The book is a commentary on the second trip that Tommaso Fiore made to Poland in 1953. He enthusiastically confronts what he considers to be enormous progress in comparison to his first visit (1948). Moreover, while speaking with some representatives of Polish society, he explores various topics, such as agriculture, the state-religion relationship, or the freedom of intellectuals. The text is a rare and detailed account of what was the Poland of the 1950s as seen from the perspective of a great historian.
The goal of this article is to show one of the travelogue of the series Italia celebre
e sconosciuta (Famous and unknown Italy) by Kazimiera Alberti: Segreti di Puglia
(Apulia’s secrets). It is a kind of travel discovering the secrets of Apulian land. The author
expresses all the admiration for the landscapes, but above all for the monuments of
this region. The history, architecture, myths and legends enrich the pages of her book.
She encourages the reader to visit Apulia, revealing only some of her mysteries. Next
to Kazimiera Alberti and her husband, we start the exploration of what this land has
to offer to the visitors.