The paper revolves around the well-known topic of the parodic remake of La pioggia nel pineto. Some new and unexpected elements are added to this subject, going from literature to music, from Paolo Buzzi and Montale to Armando Gill and Jovanotti. More finely, La pioggia sulla Fiera, poem composed by Alberto Cavaliere (who also wrote the successful Chimica in versi, in 1921), where the Dannunzian rain is transferred to Milan, is taken into consideration. There, the rain pours down on the XXXV Fiera Campionaria’s opening ceremony (1957), at the same time shaking flags and soaking different authorities, which are mentioned in the poem – sometimes in rhyme – as parts of a sharp and brilliant divertissement.
D’Annunzio. Italian poetry. Parody. Cavaliere. Montale.