Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello

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Contrada Caos, Agrigento, Italy
Phone +39 0922 511102
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Mask on Pirandello's Tomb
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Bust of Luigi Pirandello
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Pirandello Museum
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Entrance to Museum
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Sign to Pirandello's Tomb
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Pirandello's Tomb
Casa Museo Regional Luigi Pirandello - Felled Pine Tree Trunk

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Luigi Pirandello's Birthplace and Tomb Oct 07, 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 1997, but the trunk has been kept and placed near the tomb. A new pine tree has been planted nearby.

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.
Bust of Luigi Pirandello
Pirandello Museum
Entrance to Museum
Sign to Pirandello's Tomb
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