Hans Tuzzi offers us an underground story about Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin, starting with these cities' subway lines. At each subway stop, we learn about events and figures connected to that place. The Duomo stop in Milan is where the Bocconi brothers opened their first shop selling off-the-peg clothing, while at the Vanvitelli stop in Naples you can visit the mansion owned by Maria Carolina, who, as a very young girl, married Ferdinando di Borbone, who went down in history as “re Nasone” (“big nose king”). We come to Rome, to Piazza di Spagna, the backdrop of Elena Muti and Andrea Sperelli's loves in D'Annunzio's novel, while in Turin, at the Dante stop on line 1, you can go to the Parco del Valentino park, where the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art was held in 1902. An intricate maze of underground routes from which you surface to find memories and mementoes of the four Italian cities that are this book's protagonists.
Metropolis. Viaggio sotterraneo nella storia segreta delle città d’Italia (Metropolis. An underground journey through the secret history of Italian cities)