Friday 29 July, 18.30 Aldo Grandi’s latest book on Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is presented at the Caffè della Versiliana

Marina di Pietrasanta (LU) – We will talk about the last days of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli at the Caffè de La Versiliana scheduled for the afternoon of Friday July 29 at 18.30. On stage, Romano Battaglia will be the protagonist of the journalist Aldo Grandi, author of the book The Last Days of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, dedicated to the figure of a brilliant and extremist publisher who, after the massacre in Piazza Fontana, went underground, one of the most famous and richest people in Italy at the time.

Through documents and testimonies, many of which are unpublished, Aldo Grandi, interviewed by the journalist Stefano Cecchi, passionately reconstructs a tragic and unforgettable history, always keeping the Italy of the seventies in the background, years when the armed struggle reaches its point of no return. It is at that moment that Feltrinelli feels the urgency and responsibility to take action: an exemplary gesture is needed, the blackout of an entire city. Unfortunately, however, it will end as he himself had prophesied: “If one day you find the corpse of a naked man, it will be mine”: on March 15, 1972, in fact, in Segrate, near Milan, the body of a man was found under a high-voltage mast, shattered by the explosion of a rudimentary device. It’s Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Fifty years have passed and it is still striking how Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, in the story of the armed struggle that marked the 1970s in Italy, represents the center of the scene, the symbol of a season and a generation.

Incontri al Caffè takes place every afternoon at ‘Spazio Caffè Romano Battaglia’ starting at 6.30pm. Free entry subject to availability. The program may change. Complete program on the website

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