Can Anyone Help with Info about the Italian Version of The Story of the Man in The Moon?

Debra wrote:

Hello Mama Lisa:

I just found your wonderful website and am hopeful someone there can help me find the following information…. I have been trying to research this question now for almost three years!

The Story of the Man in The Moon – the Italian version… the character’s name is pronounced something like (AIR-IT-TEY), not sure of the spelling… phonetically something like… Erite, Aeritei, Eretei?

I would love any help you and/or your readers could be in solving this mystery for me…

Thanks, Debra

If anyone can help Debra with the Italian name of the Man in the Moon and/or any other info, please let us know in the comments below. I think it would be fascinating to learn what the Italian legend of the Man on the Moon is all about.


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with Info about the Italian Version of The Story of the Man in The Moon?”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Monique wrote me:

    Lisa, I couldn’t find anything about this man on the moon (L’uomo della luna). There are a couple of books in Italian with this title but I couldn’t find the name of the character anywhere.

    Thanks for the info Monique. Maybe it will help in the search!


  2. Izzy Says:

    My Old World Italian grandmother (from Spinoso) used to tell me stories about a Man in the Moon named Marcofola. I am not sure of the spelling. Like you, I, too, have tried to find out more about it online and have had no luck with my research.

    Good luck!


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