Silone’s house revived in Pescina

The house in Pescina, Province of L’Aquila, where Ignazio Silone was born will be revived due to Fondazione Terzo Pilastro-Italia e Mediterraneo.
The restoration, which aims to convert the house into national and international literary museum – dedicated to one of the most illustrious citizens of Pescina, falls under a wider project envisaged in 2015, which includes the creation of a literary park devoted to the great writer, who was born in 1900 and died in 1978.
The Avezzano earthquake on the 13th of January 1915 destroyed the house and caused 3.500 casualties in the town of Pescina alone, including the writer’s mother, who was miraculously spared, and other members of his family.
The works amounting to over two million euro will be co-financed by the local government, Fondazione Terzo Pilastro-Italia e Mediterraneo and the Masterplan of the Regione Abruzzo.