• Casa natale Pirandello

  • Casa natale Pirandello

  • Il Gattopardo scena del film di Visconti

  • Palma di Montechiaro duomo

  • Palma di Montechiaro palazzo-ducale

  • Porto Empedocle

  • Racalmuto Fondazione Sciascia

  • S.M. Belice museo letterario del Gattopardo

Agrigento  was visited not only by illustrious writers such as Goethe, Dominique Vivant Denon, Guy de Maupassant and many others.  This country has also given to the world famous authors. The Nobel Prize in literature, Luigi Pirandello was born in 1867 in Agrigento,  in contrada Caos exactly, between Agrigento and Porto Empedocle. The "Casa Natale-Museo Luigi Pirandello" is now the centerpiece of the literary Park dedicated to him.

Through photos  and original writings, the Museum chronicles the life of the famous playwright, author of many operas staged worldwide. Not far from the birthplace of Luigi Pirandello,at  just 8 Km from Agrigento, is Porto Empedocle: the birthplace of Andrea Camilleri, author of the famous "Commissary Montalbano" with its intricate cases.

Even though the scenes inspired by the novels was filmed in other places of Sicily, in Porto Empedocle you can trace the atmospheres of "Vigata", the flavours of Montalbano’s cuisine, and recognize, in the characters described in his books, the gestures, the dialect, the manners of the local people. Behind the Palazzo di Città of Porto Empedocle, is the “Andrea Camilleri Foundation”,  place of important events and art exhibitions.

In Racalmuto, at 26 Km from Agrigento, Leonardo Sciascia was born in 1921; this famous novelist described in his works the many contradictions of Sicily, such as in "Il Giorno della Civetta". In Racalmuto you can visit the “Leonardo Sciascia Foundation" which houses approximately 5000 volumes, an art gallery and original writings of the well-known writer. In the Old Town of Palma di Montechiaro, at 27 km from Agrigento, and Santa Margherita Belice, at about 90 km from Agrigento, you can track the atmospheres described in the famous novel  “Il Gattopardo” by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

In fact, the Palazzo Ducale of Palma di Montechiaro and the Palazzo Filangeri-Cutò of S. Margherita Belice,  both belonged to the noble family of the writer. The Old Town of these two cities inspired the “Palazzo Salina” and the "Duomo di Donnafugata" narrated in the novel.

While the Old Town of Palma di Montechiaro is well preserved, in Santa Margherita Belice earthquake of 1968 has deleted some neighborhoods. What remains of the Palazzo Filangeri-Cutò has become the "Parco-Museo Letterario del Gattopardo”, where you can see original writings, documents, photographs and  scenic reconstructions of some memorable moments of the film" Il Gattopardo” by Luchino Visconti, winner of the Palma d’Oro in Cannes in 1962.

The Hotel Kore's Reception staff will be pleased to offer you  all directions, maps and information for this route.

Casa Natale-Museo Luigi Pirandello: at 8 km distance from the Hotel