Piccolo’s Mansion

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Capo d'Orlando e dintorni, Itinerary | 0 comments

Piccolo’s Mansion

Lucio Piccolo, known Sicilian poet was born in the early ’900 left us with his brothers Casimiro and Agata Giovanna Piccolo, a refined and elegant villa, built at the end of ’800, which is located at 3 Km from the centre, in the district of Vina. Here to keep the memories of this noble artistic and human Palermo family, settled in Capo d’ Orlando in the late ’30s.

 

The special friendship as well as kinship, which bound Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of “The Gattopardo” with Piccolo ( Lucio, knight and poet, recognized before his death in 1969 poet of European stature, Agata Giovanna a passionate student of botany and Casimiro, Baron, painter, photographer and spiritualist) brought the ” prince ” gattopardesco to stay often in Capo d’ Orlando and there at Villa Piccolo, he wrote most of his masterpiece.

The museum – foundation preserves paintings, photographs, watercolours, pottery, ancient weapons that testify the belle époque nebroidea. Visiting the museum is a must do annex to the stroll in the park, where among rare Mediterranean trees and plants, there is also the “graveyard of the dogs” to be visited, one of the few in the world .

Per maggiori info collegatevi al sito della Nostra fonte: http://www.fondazionepiccolo.it/

Lucio Piccolo, known Sicilian poet was born in the early ’900 left us with his brothers Casimiro and Agata Giovanna Piccolo, a refined and elegant villa, built at the end of ’800, which is located at 3 Km from the centre, in the district of Vina. Here to keep the memories of this noble artistic and human Palermo family, settled in Capo d’ Orlando in the late ’30s.

 

The special friendship as well as kinship, which bound Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of “The Gattopardo” with Piccolo ( Lucio, knight and poet, recognized before his death in 1969 poet of European stature, Agata Giovanna a passionate student of botany and Casimiro, Baron, painter, photographer and spiritualist) brought the ” prince ” gattopardesco to stay often in Capo d’ Orlando and there at Villa Piccolo, he wrote most of his masterpiece.

The museum – foundation preserves paintings, photographs, watercolours, pottery, ancient weapons that testify the belle époque nebroidea. Visiting the museum is a must do annex to the stroll in the park, where among rare Mediterranean trees and plants, there is also the “graveyard of the dogs” to be visited, one of the few in the world

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