One of the greatest hits composed by Salvatore Di Giacomo, was put to music by the great maestro Francesco Paolo Tosti and published by the Ricordi company in 1885. 
As Pietro Gargano reports to us in his Nuova enciclopedia illustrata della canzone napoletana, Di Giacomo reportedly had never visited Marechiaro before composing the famous song. 
It was impossible for Di Giacomo to have even leaned out of that famous little window, decorated with vases full of geraniums, since it was built by a clever innkeeper with an eye for business after this song became a hit. 
Although it was a song of enormous success, Di Giacomo did not seem to appreciate it greatly: so much so that it was not even included within the collections that the poet himself edited. 




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