Lampo the Railway Dog

Many dogs are famed for returning home from afar, but only one did so by train.

Late fifties. After his father’s disappearance during a labourers’ revolt, Severino is alone. To avoid being taken to an orphanage, he begins to travel around Italy with Lampo, the dog he released from a farm. The boy is searching for the ‘happiness trains’ he read about in a newspaper clipping. The dog is also searching for something and helps him juggle the schedules like a true railroader.

  • An adventure in post-war Italy, in search of a home, a family, a place in the world.

  • Inspired by a true story.


GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Piemme (Italy), 2019


Daniele lives in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, where he writes everything from novels to cards and messages in bottles. He began telling stories as a boy, whenever he came home late. His debut novel Grande won the Legenda Junior Prize and was shortlisted for the Bancarellino Prize 2018.