Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - Pirandello's House in Caos.
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - Entrance to Pirandello Home
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - Sign to Pirandello's Tomb
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - Pirandello's Tomb
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Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - Felled Pine Tree

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Luigi Pirandello's Birthplace Oct 04, 2011
While in Agrigento, be sure to visit the birthplace 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 in 1997, but the trunk has been kept and placed near the tomb. A new pine tree has been planted nearby.

The museum is open to the public every day between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. An admission fee of €4 is charged.

Contrada Caos, SS 115—Agrigento

Phone +39 0922 511102

The Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello is located in Contrada Caos. To reach it follow the main road SS115 to Porto Empedocle.
Pirandello's House in Caos.
Entrance to Pirandello Home
Sign to Pirandello's Tomb
Pirandello's Tomb
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Agrigento and temples of Juno, South Sicily Jul 22, 2011
I started to write reviews on rather unpopular places since popular places you'll be visiting anyway... So if you find yourself in south Sicily, feeling into some reality and some rest from tourist crowd, or just looking for a place to sleep over in your trip, I advise you a small city, Agrigento. It's really a simple little town, doesn't have anything like Palermo or Catania (which you cannot miss as well!) but it does have the honesty of Sicialian real life.. I wouldn't take too much time there though if your itinerary is full, you can see it in few hours. When you are there, don't miss the temples.. Some tourists were unsatisfied for paying to see three simple temples in the sand... Well, we went there in the night time... First impression was similar.. But then, the combination of ligts, temple and stars... they just couldn't get rid of us anymore... we stayed for hours, just enjoying the mystique of the place.. the only regret was not taking a beer with us to complete the scene..:) (Here you can check it out: http://www.fotopedia.com/wiki/Agrigento) Enjoy, cheers!
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