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LITERARY PARKS ITINERARY
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Stefano d'Arrigo Giovanni Verga Elio Vittorini
Nino Savarese Leonardo Sciascia Luigi Pirandello
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:: Leonardo Sciascia Literary Park

The world of sulphur mines and fumaroles, the world of peasants with its farmsteads and villages in the heart of an arid and sunscorched land, the Sicily of the Mafia, of problems of justice and civil commitment - these faces of the island's culture relive in the Park named after Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989), the unforgotten author of The Day of the Owl and To Each His Own. Regalpetra, the Park's symbol and its ideal crossroads, is the "imaginary" town that provides the scenario for the happenings in The Parishes of Regalpetra (1956), a work that contains all the themes so dear to Sciascia.

The Literary Park can be divided into various itineraries, starting from Racalmuto, the author's birthplace, where one can see his origins, and then on to Caltanissetta, where he spent his youth and had experiences that were fundamental for his literary and civil formation.

Here in particular the atmosphere is dominated by the local sulphur mines, a theme that was dear to Sciascia, as can be seen in his tale Saturday Payday, dealing with the exploitation of the miners in a now declining industry.

Other itineraries deal with the popular and religious festivities celebrated in various towns and villages near Sciascia's birthplace and with his train journeys when he was a child - magical places that create a journey in the memory to seek out the characteristic fascination of these Sicilian lands that so influenced the mind of that true Sicilian, Leonardo Sciascia.

The Sceneries of the Park

Front of the Castle of Racalmuto

Front of the Castle of Racalmuto

Racalmuto Castle

Racalmuto Castle

   
   

Tower of the Castle

Tower of the Castle

Church of the Maria SS. del Monte

Church of the Maria SS. del Monte

   
   

The Abbey

The Abbey

The Library

The Library

   
   

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

Santo Spirito

Santo Spirito

 
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