Overlooking the sea in a country district, the house where the famous writer Luigi Pirandello was born is located on the border between the municipalities of Agrigento and Porto Empedocle. The rural building dates back to the 18th century, but was damaged in 1943 and was declared a national monument in 1949, as the Region initiated the restoration that led to its current appearance.
On the upper floor you can admire photographs, honours, personal items, letters and first editions of books by the writer from Agrigento. On the lower floor, you will find temporary exhibitions in honour of Pirandello. Moreover, here a circular multimedia support depicts Janus Bifrontes with the two opposing faces of humour, a section in fact dedicated to the inner self and dualism, some of the most significant concepts in Pirandello’s work.
In addition to the house, waiting for you outside will be an evocative path that will take you to the area of the pine tree and the rough stone where the famous writer’s ashes lie.