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“Small, but interesting”

Casa Museo Giovanni Verga
Ranked #67 of 193 things to do in Catania
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Small but cosy and interesting museum. There I discovered Verga as a photographer. He photographed the life of common people, the same which he described in his works.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

You cas see only a part of Verga's own house such as the living room, the studio, the bedroom and a few rooms where there are the first editions of his works, some letters and pictures. The inside is well maintained and it is interesting to enter such a great writer house.

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

Visiting the house where this realist writer lived and worked the last 20 years of his life inspired me to read his works. I did know his name and we had a couple of hours to kill before we had to catch our flight, so we thought: why not?

Not only is the house a display of the life of Vega, but also of people prosperring in the late 19th- early 20th century, which makes it interesting in itself. Too bad though the museum is mainly focussed on Italian visitors.

After I came home I started reading I Malavoglia, since the house, the pictures Vega made and the bits and pieces I could read in the museum made me crave for more information about commoners in that day and age. It really is fantastic to read all that after visiting the area, since you can easily paint the picture of the story in your head.

The museum made it even more real for me, you could almost smell dinner on the table, hear Verga talk to his friends or read one of the beautiful old books in his library, see his wife sitting it the table. I loved it!

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