Walking Tour 'The Leopard'
Palermo... "Palermo has so many faces, it has a unique and at the same time enigmatic identity. To understand it Tomasi is certainly a privileged guide."
Itinerary : "Walking with the Leopard" - the walking tour is dedicated to the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and the route is in the Kalsa quarter, the ancient Arabian quarter where Tomasi lived in his last years, and where there can be found different places the Leopard speaks of, as well as different places Visconti used as a setting for his movie.
Walking through the Kalsa quarter, roads, squares, churches, buildings and landscapes suggest different themes for a discussion about the Leopard and Lampedusa. Here literature, biography, the costume and the history of the town and of Sicily interweave, showing from different viewpoints the meaning of the work, and immersing the listener in the atmosphere of the novel.
The walk lasts about 2 hours and includes a historical-literary guidance enriched by readings from the Leopard.
Itinerary : "The two houses of the Prince" – The route begins in Via Lampedusa, from the house where Giuseppe was born in 1896, and gets to via Butera, where he passed the last years of his life and where he imagined his own death, thus crossing many places of the centre of Palermo where famous scenes from the Leopard are set.
The neighborhood Loggia where there are still the ruins of the writer's birthplace, The Palazzo Lampedusa, destroyed by the bombings in 1943 and evoked in the novel as Palazzo Salina; the surrounding area to Piazza San Domenico is the one crossed by the coach of Salina going to the ball. Leaving the Loggia with its Lampedusa's ghosts, the walk ends in the last house of the writer.
We will be walking among literature, art and history and during the walk there will be read short passages from The Leopard and from Places of my infancy.
in the historic centre of Palermo for individuals and groups, minimum 2 people
Period: available year-round - on request
Duration: 2 hours and half
Route : 2/3 km
Quote on request.
Guide: Michele Anselmi - historical-literary guide of the
Parco Culturale del Gattopardo
The walk is enriched by readings from the Leopard.
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