“DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”. THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO RETRIEVES FROM THE OBLIVION OF TIME A GALLERY OF IMPORTANT HISTORICAL FIGURES, WHOSE BOND WITH SANT’AGATA REPRESENTS THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TO GUARD AND PASS FORWARD. FEAST AS A NARRATIVE INSTRUMENT

07-05-2017

By Luigi Poi This new novel by Raffaele Lauro, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”, touches me for several reasons: the ancient and reciprocal friendship that connects me with the Author, closely related to our community in Sant’Agata, dating back to the school years; a renewed and enthusiastic representation of the natural beauty of our land, after the precious historical [..] Read More »


SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI. PUNTA DELLA CAMPANELLA. IN THE INCOMPARABLE SCENERY OF AGRICULTURAL FARM, LE PERACCIOLE, AN IDEAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN DON ALFONSO IACCARINO AND NELLO LAURO, TWO ITALIAN EXCELLENCES OF INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN THE ART OF CUISINE AND HOSPITALITY, IN THE NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”

03-05-2017

By Antonino Pane I confess, it is not easy emotionally to read in one go or reread the five hundred pages of a novel such as Raffaele Lauro’s latest work, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golifi”, keeping the necessary detachment of a reporter, of a commentator or simply of a reader, when the narration proposes to you human and professional events, which are particularly exciting, [..] Read More »


THE SOUTHERN QUESTION AND EMIGRATION. A POWERFUL HISTORICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIOLOGICAL FRESCO OF GREAT NARRATIVE IMPACT ON THE SOUTHERN EMIGRATION TO NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA ON THE TURN OF THE NINETEENTH AND THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IN THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”

03-05-2017

By Paolo Pane Having read the drafts of the novel by Raffaele Lauro, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi” has allowed me to reflect on the extraordinary contribution of “pioneer” restaurateurs and hoteliers to the origin and development of tourist economy of the Sorrento Coast, with the centre of gravity in Sorrento, from the end of the eighteenth century to the first half [..] Read More »


“DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”. THE NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO CONTAINS A GALLERY OF FEMALE POSITIVE FIGURES WHO ENRICH THE NARRATIVE TEXTURE OF THE WORK AND SEEM TO CONFIRM THE PROPHETIC WISH OF THE AUTHOR ON THE DETERMINING ROLE OF WOMAN IN THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD

03-05-2017

by Carlo Alfaro Who wishes to carry out in the future the critical analysis of Raffaele Lauro’s narrative work, happily and steadily arriving at the sixteenth text with this new novel entitled “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”, coming out at the end of June, they will not be able to escape from dedicating a whole chapter to female characters, always described with great respect [..] Read More »


“ERA DE MAGGIO”. THE MASTERPIECE OF SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND PASQUALE MARIO COSTA IN THE INTERPRETATION BY ENRICO CARUSO REPRESENTS THE COMMON THREAD RUNNING ACCROSS THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”. AN EMOTIONAL NARRATIVE TRIBUTE TO THE GOLDEN ERA OF NEAPOLITAN SONG

29-04-2017

by Francesca Maresca Among the hundreds of pages of the novel it is not easy to discover a not ritual, not rhetoric but intense, exciting and personalized celebration of the golden age of the classical Neapolitan song which flourished in Naples in the Piedigrotta’s environment from the end of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century through its most celebrated protagonists, songwriters, composers and music [..] Read More »


SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND VICO EQUENSE. THE GREAT NEAPOLITAN POET WAS CLOSLEY BONDED NOT ONLY WITH AGEROLA AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI, BUT FROM THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY HE ALSO VISITED THE THERMAL BATHS OF SCRAJO IN VICO EQUENSE. UNEDITED EVENTS OF GREAT HISTORICAL INTEREST IN THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”

25-04-2017

by Giuseppe d’Esposito When you read the novel by Raffaele Lauro, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”, you have the precise feeling of being inside an inexhaustible mine of historical, entirely unpublished facts and events that concern the whole Sorrentine Peninsula. Also in this work, after the celebration of our city from Mount Faito to the marinas in the third novel of “The [..] Read More »


SALVATORE DI GIACOMO. PLACES OF THE SOUL OF THE GREAT NEAPOLITAN POET, AGEROLA AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI, TRIUMPH IN THE NEW NOVEL OF THE SORRENTINE WRITER RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”. HISTORY, NATURAL BEAUTY, COLOURS, FRAGRANCES, SENSATIONS, NOT ONLY VISUAL PERCEPTIONS, FAMILY MEMORIES, VOICES FROM THE PAST AND INTENSE MOMENTS OF COMMUNITY LIFE

20-04-2017

by Antonino Siniscalchi The main locations of the new novel by Raffaele Lauro, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni of Rome, stretch from the Lattari Mountains to Punta della Campanella, from Bagni dello Scrajo of Vico Equense to Piazza Tasso of Sorrento, from the port of Naples to the port of New York, from Little Italy to Staten Island, from Monte San [..] Read More »


DON ALFONSO 1890. IN THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO DEDICATED TO THE FAMOUS STARRED RESTAURANT IN SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL AND FAMILY SAGA OF THE IACCARINO “DYNASTY” FROM THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY UNTIL TODAY, IN THE FIELDS OF HOSPITALITY AND CATERING OF EXCELLENCE

15-04-2017

by Riccardo Piroddi The new novel by the Sorrentie writer Raffaele Lauro, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni of Rome, coming out at the end of June, celebrates the family and entrepreneurial saga of the Iaccarino “dynasty” from the middle of the nineteenth century to today through four generations operating successfully in the field of [..] Read More »


HIGH CUISINE. OUT OF THE NEW NOVEL BY RAFFAELE LAURO, “DON ALFONSO 1890 - SALVATORE DI GIACOMO AND SANT’AGATA SUI DUE GOLFI”, EMERGES IN AN ORGANIC WAY THE GASTRONOMIC PHILOSOPHY OF MULTI STARRED CHEF DON ALFONSO IACCARINO: THE “MAESTRO” OF MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE. ITALIAN EXCELLENCE AT GLOBAL LEVEL

10-04-2017

by Vincenzo Califano Out of the new novel by Raffaele Lauro, emerges in an organic, almost didascalic way, the gastronomic philosophy of a Chef from Sant’Agata, Don Alfonso Iaccarino, considered universally one of the “Maestros” of Mediterranean cuisine worldwide. A book, therefore, that should be studied in culinary schools. Like all the previous works of Lauro, the latter also lends itself to different levels of reading: [..] Read More »


LUCIO DALLA AND SORRENTO. A SPECIAL ON RAI ABOUT THE BOND OF DALLA WITH SORRENTO AND THE “A RAGAMUFFIN, A CLOWN” SONG BY RAFFAELE LAURO, DEDICATED BY THE SORRENTINE WRITER TO THE GREAT ARTIST FROM BOLOGNA

31-03-2017

On Wednesday, 5th Aril, a team from Rai will be filming in Sorrento for the whole day along with writer Raffaele Lauro (www.raffaelelauro.it), in preparation for a TV special on the bond of Dalla with Sorrento and the “A ragamuffin, a clown” song (www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8t2kTNDPE), dedicated by the Sorrentine writer to the great artist from Bologna on the 5th anniversary of his passing (1st March 2012/1st March 2017). The filming [..] Read More »


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