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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations. Reviewed April 20, via mobile. Worth the epic climb. Ask Alec about Ristorante O Ferdinandone. Write a Review Reviews Traveler rating. Show reviews that mention. All reviews pizza climb hotel holiday terrace locals wine. The first is that Calvino's fantasy very often becomes more bizarre as alienation becomes more acute; the second, that despite alienating and fantastic elements, the resilience of the human spirit is constantly brought to the fore.
Particularly in those circumstances where man cannot choose his environment or his way of life, his natural instincts and enjoyments break through to overcome the conditioning of his artificial surroundings. At the one extreme of the scale, then, is Zeffirino, the boy portrayed in the first of the Racconti, "Pesci grossi, pesci piccoli" :.
The undersea environment in "Pesci grossi, pesci piccoli" provides the unreal background as the boy's huge cyclopic mask-eye gulps down ingoiare shadows and colours. A ballet of minute fish swimming with military precision passes through light and shadow adding point to their fellow swimmer, for when Zeffirino is fully equipped with his underwater fishing gear, ready to plunge into his non-human element, he takes on many of the characteristics of a fish:.
Zeffirino's great redeeming feature is the wholehearted enthusiasm with which he pursues his sport, and the uninhibited enjoyment which contrasts so vividly with the melancholic inertia of Miss De Magistris. But Zeffirino is obviously a character with limits, a simple character in every sense of the word. Costanzina in "Uomo nei gerbidi" is a similar type, one with nature, understanding and sympathising with nature's phenomena, harmonising with her surroundings.
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Asked for news, she ignores for the moment the "real" world which is torn by World War II to describe fairy-tale aspects of nature:. Velenoso, rosso coi punti bianchi.
L'ho ucciso con una pietra. Abita in quel cespuglio. But the most startling effect of this natural character is produced when he is brought into contact with society, especially with bourgeois society as in the case of "Pranzo con un pastore. The bizarre note is struck by the ease which the boy feels in the presence of the family's poor demented daughter. The author comments that the patronising friendliness of his mother and the strange camaraderie of his father had little effect in bridging the gap between the two worlds.
Lunacy in fact is a more effective link:. Forse aveva finalmente trovato qualcosa che entrava nei suoi schemi, un punto di contatto tra il nostro ed il suo mondo. Ed io mi ricordai dei dementi che s'incontrano spesso tra i casolari di montagna e passano le ore seduti sulle soglie tra nuvole di mosche e con lamentosi vaneggiamenti rattristano le notti paesane. There is much irony, too, in the attitude of the silent brother Marco, who, despite his silence and impoliteness, makes contact with the goatherd.
Giovanni here, Zeffirino, Libereso and Costanzina seem to be survivals from a bygone age when country lore and close affinity with nature was the rule rather than the exception. In some earlier age, these characters, one feels, would have been accepted as a natural part of their natural environment, but in the twentieth century, their different attitudes make them seem peculiar to their fellow humans.
Not only do they seem peculiar, but the artist Calvino depicts them deliberately as part of the natural background which they love so well. Often, however, the effect of political propaganda on the young channels their natural energies into viciously unnatural activities. In particular Calvino evidently feels that fascist propaganda conditioned the young to cultivate those adolescent illusions which preserve fanatically nationalist tendencies.
The uniform crops up in "L'entrata in guerra," as an alienating force, dividing the young narrator from the poor people who need his assistance. In "Gli avanguardisti a Mentone" the sacking of the abandoned house by the uniformed youth illustrates the effect of the military environment on young people.
The boys, with the exception of the narrator, are taken over by animal instincts. Duccio is an energetic thirteen-year-old enthusiastically sacking an old mansion and presenting a weird picture as he crams stolen property into his jacket and sweater:. A furia di cacciarsi roba nella cacciatora s'era fatto una gobba quasi sferica; e ancora ficcava sciarpe, guanti, bretelle sotto il maglione.
Era gonfio e pettoruto come un piccione, e non accennava a smetterla. The scavenging qualities of Duccio give him the appearance of the great scavenger of Italy, the pigeon. Another deliberately amusing picture is created in "Le notti dell'UNPA," when the two boys dress up in gas masks, and are again transformed into non-human forms, ants seen through a microscope:.
Once again we are back to the Zeffirino image, but here, during the war, there are sinister undertones to the humour and a criticism of the loutish behaviour which disguise brings, which were never present in the earlier "Pesci grossi, pesci piccoli.
It is interesting to see a blend of idyll and realism, involving one of these naive characters and showing the inanity of war, in the short story "Un bel gioco dura poco. But Libereso, for example, in "Un pomeriggio Adamo," is so close to nature that his love of insects fascinates and yet horrifies the serving-girl he is trying to impress. His final surprise "gift" to her is an insect and animal ballet in her kitchen:. Su ogni piatto messo ad asciugare c'era un ranocchio che saltava, una biscia era arrotolata dentro una casseruola, c'era una zuppiera piena di ramarri, e lumache bavose lasciavano scie iridescenti sulla cristalleria.
Nel catino pieno d'acqua nuotava il vecchio e solitario pesce rosso. Libereso, Giovannino, Zeffirino and the others, it has been noted, harmonise with the background which they love so well. In this extreme form of self-identification with nature one sees an exaggeration of another type of character, the type who has a burning desire to approach nature but who is prevented by circumstances beyond his control from achieving his aim. Often the educated outsider, returning to his former home in the country, feels that there is a barrier between him and nature. Here is alienation in a new and personal sense, not necessarily attributable to any marxist approach, but one which is more bitter or more nostalgic because of its personal character.
The true harmony between man and nature is described in the short story "La strada di San Giovanni," 13 where the old ideals are seen as rapidly disappearing, as the father grows older. The father in that story is again at one with nature, controlling his small-holding and directing nature into the channels he desires, but at the same time maintaining the harmonious miscellany of fruits and plants which keeps nature lush and exciting.
He does not succumb to the profit motive, in other words to the carnation houses, the acres of glass and concrete which were destined to take over the Ligurian riviera in the post-war years. A regret that such a life is not possible for the young educated son of the proprietor is a recurring theme in the Racconti. In germ one finds it in "L'occhio del padrone," in which the owner's son, sent to oversee his father's work-people in the fields, feels the immense distance which separates him from the contadini and from the land. He lacks even the brutal, masterful relationship which his father has with his farm and his workers.
The dilemma is put into relief by the unreal image of an eye detached from the body:. L'occhio del padrone. Era solo un occhio lui. Ma a che serve un occhio, solo un occhio, staccato da tutto? Non vede nemmeno. The son in that story spends months away from the farm in distant cities. His physical return to the land is a psychological return to his childhood memories of the farm, but the conclusion of the story shows him looking at his land The rich man's son is able to return and find his nostalgic illusions shattered, the poor worker, unable to leave his urban environment, ironically, keeps his illusions intact.
Marcovaldo in his ability to see and find nature in the barren streets of the great city is the reverse of il figlio del padrone. Man's life as a city dweller has been radically changed in post-war years even from what it was in the first half of this century. City centres are becoming more and more the location of bureaucratic offices and commercial houses and less and less centres of habitation.
The notion of city-dweller once implied in cittadino is more and more giving way to the notion of a bureaucratic unit, impersonal, taxable, rateable and finally expendable. Contadino, on the other hand, still has a warm ring and implies friendliness, human contact and a life more at harmony with nature, though the hardships of the farm labourer's life are constantly being brought before the public gaze.
Calvino explains the barrenness and sterility of cement and concrete by making it the backcloth for an industrial worker who has the same delight in nature as the farm labourer, the same awareness of nature's miracles. But the worker has to satisfy his aspirations either by enjoying the few meagre manifestations of nature around him, or by enjoying the self-delusion of artificial substitutes for natural phenomena.
For Michelino, Marcovaldo's young son, raised entirely in an urban environment, the sight of a forest was unknown, though the concept had been implanted in him by his reading of fairy stories. Driven by cold to look for wood for the family fire, his brother and he find an urban forest:.
Ai lati dell'autostrada, i bambini videro il bosco: una folta vegetazione di strani alberi copriva la vista della pianura.