1955-1957: Roncole - the freedom
4 July 1955: Guareschi leaves the prison
after 409 days. He serves the rest of the penalty on probation.
He begins again to edit the Candido writing and
26 January 1956: the probation period
ends. He begins a misinformative press campaign: they try to convince
people that the trial "has demonstrated De Gasperi’s innocence
and Guareschi’s guilt" and that the latter has been sentenced
"after showing the falsehood".
27 September 1957: Guareschi opens a small
café in Roncole, next to Giuseppe Verdi’s native house. The
project and the furnishing come from his passion for manual work and building.
10 November: he leaves the direction of
Candido but still going on cooperating with articles and sketches.
In December 1957 I leave the direction of Candido and
I simply work as a contributor. For technical reasons, I left my job of
guard and began working as a stocker. This does not change anything, because
I continue travelling on the same train, that goes from A to B.