The majority of the author's writings revolve around travel, specifically exploring different places. Cities, villages, diverse local people and the surrounding nature are what matter most in his works of fiction. For example, his travel novel titled Berretti Erasmus tells the story of his journeys in Northern Europe, while in his psychological novel Viale dei silenzi, we get to know the story of a man searching for his father during a journey from Poland to Ireland.
In his works, the settings with their distinctive characters and unique energy, interact with the main human characters in various ways. Every journey is a kind of pilgrimage, an internal journey that intertwines with the geographical map.
His current project titled La via per l'altrove (The Road Elsewhere) revolves around the story of a writer who leaves his hometown, Florence, to escape the ghosts of his past and change his own life while searching for answers to unanswered questions. During the long journey, he travels through parts of Italy and several countries in Europe. Hungary is one of the settings in the plot of the novel he is working on in Pécs, which is why discovering the landscapes and culture of our country held particular significance for Agnoloni. Through his lived experiences, he faithfully portrays his narrative character.
A characteristic trait of Agnoloni is that he doesn't prepare a writing plan in advance; he discovers his own story as he moves forward. Through his writings, readers can feel themselves present at the location, thus being encouraged them to embark on journeys and explore places.
Following Agnoloni's residency period in Pécs, he had the opportunity to introduce himself in Szeged upon the invitation of writer and university professor Roland Orcsik on June 19th. In the riverside city at the Agárúr garden terrace, he participated in a pleasant evening conversation in the company of well-known locals such as poet and translator Gábor Gyukics and religious historian and theologian András Máté-Tóth.
During the conversation, Agnoloni discussed his writing career, his works and, most importantly, how he ended up in Hungary. The Italian author shared that he had been planning to visit our country for quite some time, so he is grateful to have come across the Hungarian Writer's Residency Program. Based on his lived experiences, he was able to write about the locations in Hungary in his novel.
With the publication and translation of his novel, we will finally get to know how the Italian traveler perceives Pécs and Hungary.