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Raffaele Lauro

This website, apart from presenting the essential biographical information about Raffaele Lauro, in particular in terms of his cultural education, his activity as professor, essayist, publicist, director, local administrator, institutional officer and politician, in a more spread and documented way gathers the whole narrative work of the writer, starting from his debut in 1987 with “Roma a due piazze”, a novel awarded with the Premio Chianciano di Narrativa Opera Prima 1987 award, up until “The Sorrentine Trilogy”, an act of love towards his native land: Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula. In 2017, the Trilogy will be published in English in a pocket format, including the new novel, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo e Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”.

Narrative work

The narrative work includes fifteen novels published between 1987 and 2016, linked by a single emotion: the universe love.

Ritratto di Raffaele Lauro. A.Pincherle, Firenze, 1991

Raffaele Lauro, 2017

Raffaele Lauro, 2017

Copertina di "Cossiga Suite"

Lugano (2004). Raffaele Lauro tra il fratello Nello e la cognata Marcella


The Roman stylist Mauro Lorenzi, 44 years old, graduate in political science, has already experienced the success of his “Mauro Lorenzi Profumi” brand and the extraordinary popularity of “Septimontium”, his first collection, composed of seven excellency fragrances created with natural essences inspired by the seven hills of ancient Rome. His creative and entrepreneurial commitment to the art of perfumery is now being dedicated to Sorrento and its Coast.

After the Eternal City, you are moving on to Sorrento and its peninsula: how did you get this inspiration?

«My affection for Sorrento and the Coast dates back decades. Many less famous towns have various perfumes dedicated to them. I wanted to add my homage, coming from my heart.»

Why did you title the collection “Sorrente Nostalgie”, with only two fragrances, “L’Orange” and “La Mer”?

Sorrento and its Coast are recognized for their beautiful nature, and the perfumes of their citrus owers and the sea. I asked tens of people what fragrances reminded them of Sorrento, and I got two unanimous answers: “L’Orange” and “La Mer”. An intense and energetic citric; a fresh iodine exhaling the breath of the sea. Made of natural essences.»

Ideal as a gift for those who arrive or depart from Sorrento wishing to come back! Is it a tourist souvenir?

«A certainly elegant gift for tourists. Not only an affordable price, but also an ideal purchase. Two long-lasting fragrances, only 50 ml each, also available singly.»

How has the initiative been greeted in its effort to spread the name of Sorrento across the world? Will the two perfumes be the ambassadors of our land?

«It has been greeted with the mayors’ very positive and encouraging reactions, first of all by the mayor of Sorrento, and also by hotel and restaurant managers and local perfume shops. That is why, in agreement with the management of the hotel hosting the party-presentation on this Hollywood-style terrace, my friend and extraordinary artist Antonio Marino will honour us with his most beautiful interpretation of some classic Neapolitan songs and international music.»


“L’Italia sul baratro - Tra il vecchio e il nuovo regime”, in formato digitale, GoldenGate Edizioni, pagg. 276, con una presentazione-saggio di Fabrizio d’Esposito, inviato de “Il Fatto Quotidiano”, e una nota introduttiva di Vincenzo Califano, fondatore del blog “Politica in Penisola”. Si può scaricare gratuitamente, cliccando sulla copertina.

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"Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know" (A Moveable Feast, 1964)