Have you ever heard about “The Writer’s Street”? Just been opened in Sicily
Camilleri (who is Inspector Montalbano’s writer), Sciascia, Pirandello, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Rosso Di San Secondo and many others: in Sicily there’s a new street dedicated to Sicilian writes.
The SS640 (state street 640) goes from Agrigento to Caltanissetta: its first section has just been opened and it is 31 km long. The road sign (pictured) is located in “San Pietro” near Agrigento, at the beginning of the road which puts together culture and tourism
The second section of this street is due to be opened next year.
The cultural itinerary includes Luigi Pirandello native city, Agrigento, and the town of Racalmuto which has been described by Leonardo Sciascia as the imaginary Regalpetra. Travelers will visit Porto Empedocle (the real “Vigata” by Andrea Camilleri), Palma di Montechiaro (where Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa settled his The Leopard) and Favara.
The Writer’s Street (La Strada deli scrittori) is a project by journalist Felice Cavallaro and a forthcoming festival.
More info: www.stradadegliscrittori.it