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Italy is located in South-Central Europe. For centuries Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, was the centre of politics and religion of the Western civilisation.
The collection of folktales from Italy consists of one book with 30 folktales.

Stories from Pentamerone

Notes: The book contains 32 Italian folktales. The collection "Il Pentamerone" was first published at Naples by Giambattista Basile, who is believed to have collected them chiefly in Crete and Venice.

Author: Giambattista Basile
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown

1.How the Tales came to be told

2.The Myrtle



5.The Flea


7.The Merchant


9.The Enchanted Doe


11.The Three Sisters



14.The Serpent

15.The She-Bear

16.The Dove



19.The Booby

20.The Stone in the Cock's Head

21.The Three Enchanted Princes

22.The Dragon

23.The Two Cakes

24.The Seven Doves

25.The Raven

26.The Months


28.The Golden Root

29.Sun, Moon, and Talia

30.Nennillo and Nennella

31.The Three Citrons


What's interesting in Italy

is a city in Italy. The capital of Italy and the Roman Empire, Rome's history span over two and a half centuries. Because of its extremely rich cultural heritage, the "Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura" is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

is a city in Italy. Famous for its history, Florence was one of the wealthiest cities of its time. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Historic centre of Florence "

is a city in Italy. Venice is built on a group of 118 small islands with canals canals in between. Located in the Venetian Lagoon, Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting and architecture. The city of Venice along with its lagoon is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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