Giovanni Truppi’s Adventure

In the summer of 2020, as he emerged like all of us from the first Covid lockdown, Neapolitan singer-songwriter Giovanni Truppi loaded up his portable piano onto a trailer and kicked off a truly special tour, starting from Ventimiglia and Trieste, which he called “A Journey Along the Borders of Italy”. It was inspired by “The Long Road of Sand”, a book by Pier Paolo Pasolini which recounts a similar journey undertaken by the writer in 1959. The chronicle of Testoni’s travels, accompanied by his voice and piano, is now at the center of a book, newly released by independent publisher La Nave di Teseo, called “L’avventura” (“The Adventure”). From the book’s notes: