The Florentine painter Rodolfo Marmaioli (1923-1998), also
known as “Marma”, moved to the United States around 1950 to reach his wife
Geraldine. In his memoirs he tells about the long wait to get a visa, the
anxiety for the departure, the arrival and his difficult approach with the new
The last section of the book contains the letters sent to Marma by some famous
friends such as Alessandro Parronchi or Vasco Pratolini.