Folk tale
Name Parsley
Aarne-Thompson grouping 310
Country Italy
Related Rapunzel

Petrosinella is a Neapolitan literary fairy tale, written by Giambattista Basile in his collection of fairy tales in 1634, Lo cunto de li cunti (The Story of Stories), or Pentamerone.[1]

It is Aarne-Thompson type 310 The Maiden in the Tower, of which the best known variant is Rapunzel, and it is the earliest recorded variant of this tale known to exist.[2]


  1. Giambattista Basile, Pentamerone, "Parsley"
  2. Steven Swann Jones, The Fairy Tale: The Magic Mirror of Imagination, Twayne Publishers, New York, 1995, ISBN 0-8057-0950-9, p38
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