This book is written about the beauties of Guido’s native country, the battle for Montecassino, the devastation of war, the sufferings it leaves behind and the hardship thereafter. It is about the beauties of this country and the opportunities, which it has presented to him. It is about the power of education; about the power of love: its infatuation, its passion and its painful illusions. It is about history and its senseless repetitions. It is about planning and hard work to succeed and about good health because of fitness and good food. It is about family values and traditions. It is about the beauty of nature, and how to extract the deepest learning from it that imagination can create and build from it. It is also about music, the hardship required learning it well, and the happiness it can bring to people.This book will make you laugh, will make you think, will make you learn, will make you sad and will make you happy. At times, his story reads like a novel–as though a whole life has been one big fairy-tale, except that Guido’s story is true.