Private shore excursion to Pirandello's birthplace in the Chaos district and places associated with him and his work
Half day tour from Porto Empedocle port of call
Full day tour from Palermo or Trapani ports of call
Girgenti (Agrigento) is the hometown of Luigi Pirandello. The town was he was born and grew up, from which he never left if not physically and which can not fail to return. But also the perfect setting for many of Pirandello's characters, a stage, where "they can breathe, suffer, collide with each other, in short live!"( Enzo Lauretta )
The tour starts with a visit to Pirandello's birthplace (Casa natale) in the Caos district, point of start and arrival of his "involuntary sojourn on earth". The House, largely restored after the war, has been converted into a museum and displays relics, family photos, paintings, theatrical images, manuscripts, and editions of theatrical works and novels. Then, we follow the short path that leads to the "rough stone" which contains his ashes, admiring the incomparable view on the "African sea". Continue to Porto Empedocle and Agrigento to visit places and scenaries described in his short stories, novels and plays set in the territory of Agrigento (The Old and Young -The Outcast- The Oil Jar- The Annuity- Il Turno- Think it over, Giacomino- The Late Mattia Pascal- One, No One and One hundred thousand, etc.). .
Tour type: private shore trip from Porto Empedocle/ Palermo/ Catania ports of call.
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.
Time duration: almost 4 hours from Poarto Empedocle, 7 hours from Palermo or Catania
Driving time: from Porto Empedocle 15 minutes, from Catania and Palermo over two hours
Departure time: on demand
Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.
Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote