Hmmmm. Maybe the Greek name derives from the Italian, which in turn originates in Swiss?! Confusing!
Hope you enjoy the Dylan Thomas, and I am sure the Italian versions are great, but PLEASE try to have a listen to the Richard Burton one! His voice is absolutely amazing and brings the "play for voices" to life. It was recorded for the BBC and broadcast in 1954. They have even left in the odd couple of mistakes he makes in reading it! I love to listen to it in the bath...
By the way Tiz, as a geologist, do you have any ideas about the geology of Corfu or mainland Greece? I am still trying to get this idea of a school trip to the area off the ground, and one of the fascinating features I wanted to look at are the amazing faults in the sedimentary strata that I noticed from my hired motorboat on the coastline between Nissaki and Kassiopi. Evidence of metamorphic and tectonic activity?