Casa di Pirandello
Located in the district of Caos, 4 kilometers from Agrigento, is accessible along the highway 115 for Porto Empedocle. The Birthplace is a rural building of the late eighteenth century, located in a plateau overlooking the sea, dotted with olive trees and oaks. The family of Ricci Gramitto, ancestors of the writer's mother, were in possession of the house in 1817. In it, the Pirandello family had fled to escape the cholera epidemic that raged in 1867 in Sicily. Damaged in 1944 by the explosion of a munitions depot near US troops, was declared a national monument in 1949. Three years later the Sicilian bought it and began the restoration work and the house and at the path that leads to the pine. The rooms with views of the countryside are home to a large collection of photos, reviews and honors, first editions of books with handwritten dedications, paintings dedicated to Luigi Pirandello, posters of his most famous works performed in theaters all over the world. Periodically, the House also hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to the Master. Since 1987 the museum has been a single institution with the Library Luigi Pirandello.
Tomb of the writer from 9:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset.
Library Luigi Pirandello from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.