Sun, Moon and Talia

Sun, Moon and Talia

A fortune told, a pair of little jewels, and a kind-hearted cook. Sole, Luna, and Talia (Sun, Moon, and Talia) is one of the earliest printed versions of the sleeping beauty tale. It was written by […]

Lucky Costantino – An Italian Puss in Boots Tale

Lucky Costantino – An Italian Puss in Boots Tale

This Sunday we bring you a tale about the world renowned crafty cat and his ostentatiously obtained riches. Puss in Boots or Costantino Fortunato (Lucky Costantino) depicts three poor brothers, the youngest of which is bequeathed […]

Petrosinella – An Italian Rapunzel Tale

Petrosinella – An Italian Rapunzel Tale

Petrosinella (translating as ‘Little Parsley’) is known as the Italian Rapunzel. It was written by Giambattista Basile (1566-1632), a Neapolitan poet and courtier. It was first published in his collection of Neapolitan fairy tales titled Lo Cunto […]

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast

Zelinda and the Monster – The Italian Beauty and the Beast. The Beauty and the Beast tale has gone through many varied and imaginative incarnations, throughout history and across many different cultures. From the oldest literary […]