Originally Posted by Jailblazers7
I've heard of Quasimodo and Verga but I don't think I've read anything by them. Ill have to check out some of those names. What would be your highest recommendation?
My highest recommendation is Montale, a '900 poet, but because he is a poet, your appreciation of his works may depend heavily on the translation.
Italo Calvino on the other hand wrote novels and short stories and especially his "The Invisible Cities" is very visionary and profound. It ranks in my top 5 works of all times. I suggest it to everyone, if you can find a version in your language.
EDIT It exists apparently http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Cities
And here are a few excerpts, you can read them to get an idea.