Alberto was one of Alda’s closest friends, together with Giuliano Grittini, Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori, the journalist Vincenzo Mollica to mention some of them. He was chosen as the “executor”, under dictation, of poems whenever the poetess had her inspirations. At any time she may call and ask to have ready a pen and some paper, to start dictating her poems.
Alberto suggested the poetess to use aphorisms to “concentrate” her thoughts. When I first visited him he welcomed me with such kindness not many people do have and entering in his house-workshop was a real experience. There I understood what bonded him to Alda, a spontaneous sincerity and purity of feelings.