Giacomo Leopardi’s personal events are also known thanks to his personal diary of memories, known with the title of Zibaldone. The poet was born in Recanati in 1798, in the Marche. He wrote lots of important and well known poems, such as A Silvia, a very famous poem, which describes the figure of Silvia in her daily activities. Among his poem the famous lines…”always dear to me was the hermitage hill…”. One of the main features of Leopardi’s poetics is pessimism, which can be devided into different phases, including cosmic pessimism and historical pessimism.