On a plain overlooking the sea, in the countryside between Agrigento and Porto Empedocle, lies a solitary country house: this is where the Nobel playwright Luigi Pirandello, one of the most prominent literary personalities of the twentieth century, was born. Soon after the second world war the house was restored and in 1949 it was declared a national monument and turned into a museum. To this day it exhibits manuscripts, photographs of the Pirandello family and memorable moments of the playwright’s life, personal letters, a collection of programs and posters of theatrical productions and much more. This is the perfect spot to start a literary journey and explore the places, rooms and countryside which have inspired Pirandello’s creative imagination. A documentary film allows visitors to view the most significant events in Pirandello’s life, such as the ceremony of the Nobel Award in 1934. His ashes are buried under a large stone not far from the dwelling where he was born, according to his last will: ”take my ashes to Sicily and seal them in a rough rock in the countryside of Girgenti, where I was born.” In the centre of Agrigento there is a Library dedicated entirely to his work: it is located in via Imera and contains all his books and many precious documents. The Municipal Theatre, situated in the Municipality in Piazza Pirandello, is also entitled to Luigi Pirandello and is open to visitors.
The Museum of Pirandello is located approx. 7 km from the historic center of Agrigento and 2 km from Porto Empedocle.
In the entrance area you will find the following services: Parking, Tickets, Bus, Information.
Open from Monday to Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. and exit by 7.30 p.m.
Open Sunday and public holidays from 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Ticket to the Museum of Pirandello: € 4 per person
Free entry for younger than 18 years old. 50% discount for EU citizens between 18 and 25 of age
Museum of Pirandello: contacts for institutional information
Tel. +39 0922511826
Coop Culture – Ticket Office: contacts for ticket and information
tel. +39 09221839996
Casa Museo Luigi Pirandello – Contrada Caos (Villaseta) – 92100 Agrigento
The following coordinates indicate the point of interest
N 37° 17' 28.86''
E 13° 33' 6.36''