Alyona Babenko reads Il palazzo delle scimmie by Italo Calvino

“Once upon a time, in the heart of the city, there was a huge library in a building called Brera. One day the library began to read.”

Alyona Babenko is a Russian film and theatre actress, an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.

Italo Calvino (1923 – 1985), one of Italy’s greatest 20th century writers, is known for his novels, stories and essays. Of his best-known works, Il visconte dimezzato, Il barone rampante, Il cavaliere inesistente, Marcovaldo, La foresta-radice-labirinto, I disegni arrabbiati, Il drago e le farfalle e altre storie and Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno were all published in illustration editions

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