May 29, 2023 | Rome, Italy
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Apulian Days

Journalists in the crosshairs

By |August 25th, 2021|

One cannot be worried enough about the future of journalism. The profession is becoming a riskier business than ever before, and the pursuit of investigative journalism in particular is increasingly [...]

Life before lenses

By |May 24th, 2021|

It took me the first twelve years of my life to discover glasses, or at least their full utility. Not that I hadn’t seen them before, but they were always [...]

The English on the hill

By |April 29th, 2021|

Thirty years ago, on March 8, 1991, the eminent English food writer Patience Gray published “South to the Salento,”for a "New York Times" supplement known as "The Sophisticated Traveler." The [...]

How fragile we are

By |January 26th, 2021|

From the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints in the press and suspicion in the medical community that the virus might find a nest not only in [...]

The sands of time

By |October 25th, 2020|

Light rain had fallen for most of a virtually sleepless stormy night a few weeks ago. I got up around 6 a.m., when the south-easterly sirocco gale that had blown [...]

One father’s war

By |September 24th, 2020|

This I know: the picture was taken in 1941 by a Rome street photographer while roaming through the city's famous Piazza Navona, a tourist attraction before and after World War [...]

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, two dogs and a variable number of cats.

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