My first encounter with Cuba dates back to winter 1967–1968 at the Cultural Congress of La Havana, a very large international event to promote greater understanding of the reality of the Cuban Revolution. In fact the person invited was my friend and colleague Andrea Levialdi (Andrea already knew Cuba and loved it) who, unable to participate, allowed me to go in her place. So I landed at the airport of the “first free country in Latin America” with the delegation of the Italian Communist Party. In Havana I met other Italian physicists whom I already knew, among them Bruno Vitale and Daniele Amati. They, like me, were embarrassed by the generous hospitality of ‘Havana Libre,’ especially in a country which was going through such difficulties. Despite our best efforts we did not succeed in receiving a more modest welcome.
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