February 24, 2024 | Rome, Italy
Apulian Days2023-08-02T03:07:03+02:00

Apulian Days

Key under the pumpkin

By |December 31st, 2023|

Between 1995 and 2002, I worked as a volunteer for the Comunità Emmanuel (CE), a charity in Lecce, in the south of Apulia. A Calabrian Jesuit priest, Father Mario Marafioti, [...]

The kidnapped bucket

By |November 23rd, 2023|

It was on a hot and sad Monday morning that I discovered the disappearance of my wet waste “poubelle agréée,” as I call, à la française (and after the title [...]

My tender bar

By |September 7th, 2023|

I spent my childhood and adolescence in a small village. It was not one of those one-bar places you sometimes came across driving along the “strade statali,” the old Italian [...]

Life with cats (and dogs)

By |July 1st, 2023|

The animal world has charmed me since childhood. I remember leaving breadcrumbs on the windowsill for sparrows, goldfinch, and robins. My father later taught me that not all birds were [...]

Sue, New York, and I

By |November 16th, 2022|

Our daughter Laura and her long-term fiancé, Alessandro, got married a few weeks ago. The newlyweds traveled to Miami and embarked on a fifteen-day cruise in the Caribbean. Later, they [...]

Gypsies at the fair

By |August 3rd, 2022|

They materialized every year on the dawn of August 14 in my native Alezio, at the southernmost tip of Apulia. The day marked, and still marks, the beginning of a [...]

Aldo Magagnino was born in Alezio (Apulia). After a career as a teacher of English he now works fulltime as a literary translator. He now lives in the Apulian town of Presicce, a few miles from Santa Maria di Leuca, land’s end of the Italian boot, with his wife Pina, two dogs, and a variable number of cats.

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