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“Worth visiting if you are interested in literature”

Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The place is a little difficult to find--right down near the sea. The house presents letters, contracts, photos, etc. from Pirandello's life. A pleasant and informative place to visit.

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

While in Agrigento be sure to visit the birthplace and tomb of Luigi Pirandello, the Nobel Prize-winning Sicilian novelist, short story writer, and dramatist, in neighboring Caos, 4 km from downtown Agrigento.

The home, now the Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello, is an 18th century villa standing alone on a hill, amidst olive trees, pines, and oaks, gently sloping toward the sea. The rooms contain a vast collection of photographs, reviews and autographed editions of his works, and posters of his major plays. The house periodically hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to the writer.

A long path to the right of the house leads to his “tomb,” a large memorial stone, minimally carved by the sculptor Marino Mazzacurati, housing an urn containing the writer’s ashes. Situated near the sea, this secluded spot is where Pirandello wrote some of his works, under a very tall pine tree, and where the writer chose to be buried: “… take my cinerary urn to Sicily and place it into a stone in the Girgenti countryside, where I was born.” The pine tree was felled by a lightning strike 1997, but the trunk has been kept and placed near the tomb. A new pine tree has been planted nearby.

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