Giovanni Pascoli bought this house on Caprona hill in the village of Castelvecchio in 1895. Here he spent the most peaceful years of his life until his death in 1912.
The house museum became a national monument and still retains the rooms and furnishings left by the poet.
Immersed in a stunning landscape dominated by the Pania Mountain, the entrance of the house overlooks a small square and at the rear there is a large garden bordered by a wall that continues up to the church of San Niccolò with its bell tower.
The house has three floors and, thanks to the meticulous, almost religious, conservation of the spaces and furniture by Pascoli’s sister Maria, it has the same look and layout as it did when Giovanni Pascoli lived there.
Apart from the house and garden, the property also has a small private chapel that Giovanni and Maria restored and where the poet was laid to rest after his death in 1912.
-Adapted from G. Ruggio, Castelvecchio Pascoli, la casa del poeta: ricordi e presenze, fondazione Ricci, Barga, 1998
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