Road of the Writers: Racalmuto by Leonardo Sciascia

The Road of the Writers is an itinerary of cultural sites, and also an annual event that is located in Sicily between the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta to celebrate the places where in the last century a number of writers were born and raised, Know how to tell its territory and Sicily.

Road of the Sicilian Writers

The Road of the Writers of Sicily is represented by a precise sequence of stages: Pier Maria Rosso of San Secondo in Caltanissetta, Leonardo Sciascia in Racalmuto, Antonio Russello in Favara, Luigi Pirandello in Agrigento, Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa in Palma di Montechiaro and Andrea Camilleri at Porto Empedocle. They represent the stages of a cultural itinerary that you see places as the protagonists of the Road.

Road of the Writers

The stairs wind up along the Celtanissetta agrigento highway, and the opportunity to doubled the SS 640 agrigento-caltanissetta by ANAS also made this street stretch, at the same time as the end of the job, to be titled ” Road of the Writers “.

Everything is born from an idea of Racalutese Felice Cavallaro, journalist of Corriere della Sera, who wanted this territory to be publicized for the literature he produced.

In 2013 Racalmuto signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the then Minister of Cultural Heritage Massimo Bray and Giovanni Ardizzone, President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly.

In 2015, the Mayor of Agrigento asked ANAS to name the 640 State Road to the Writers. That’s how the street took the name of the Road of the Writers.

Each year, from May to July, the Festival of the Writers’ Street begins. The festival is divided into 6 stages, each of which is dedicated to a writer: Luigi Pirandello in Agrigento, Pier Maria Rosso of San Secondo in Caltanissetta, Andrea Camilleri in Porto Empedocle, Antonio Russello in Favara, Leonardo Sciascia in Racalmuto And Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa in Palma di Montechiaro.

Numerous events are taking place from the photographic exhibition to the convention of studies, to the schools’ workshops; From literary supper, and other moments of tasting, to musical entertainment, to the inevitable theatrical performances.

Road of the Writers: The Festival, Racalmuto Stage

The Racalmuto stage took place from 25th to 28th May 2007 and the program was as follows. Year by year changes but the format is not very different.
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Thursday 25 May

18.30 – Photographic exhibition inauguration “Andrea Camilleri, Vigata and the Alliance of the Allies on the Road of Writers” by Calogero Conigliaro and show of the Casa del Musical on display until May 28, Atrio of the Palazzo di Città, Via Vittorio Emanuele

18.30 – Literary talk “Saggi sulla Strada” with Gero Miccichè, dialogue with local authors and literary aperitifs, tasting of Racalutian taralli and exhibition “Photographic impressions … on Bauman’s love of love”, by the Association of salt crystals, Via Garibaldi – Parco Eugenio Napoleone Messana

21 – “Dinner with Leonardo Sciascia”, literary dinner-show by Totò Collura with the performances of Casa del Musical (for info and reservations 0922 949618; 380 4748564)

Friday, May 26th

18 o’clock – Presentation of the book “Jason’s story” by Giacomo La Russa
Talk with the author Angela Martorana, Salvatore Picone, Giusy Sintino, curated by Arci Arcobaleno – Letters by Angela Sintino, Circolo Unione, via Garibaldi

Saturday, May 27th

21 pm – Musical performance “Sicily: Music and Literature” by the Canto Popolare Favarese group, with “Racalmuto ricorda Pirandello”: reads of “Pirandellian alphabet” by Leonardo Sciascia, Piazza Umberto I

Sunday 28 May

10 am – “Open Doors at Regalpetra“: a tour of the footsteps of Leonardo Sciascia, the Sciascia Foundation to the statue made by the sculptor Giuseppe Agnello dedicated to the writer

21 – ExtraFestival, music, images and words on the street with Riccardo Gaz. Concert in the Quartet Folk and Jason Rader; Writing by Sergio Criminisi and dj set by Andrea Cassaro, via Garibaldi – Parco Eugenio Napoleone Messana

As you can see from the program, the events are very varied, from a typical dinner according to the foods mentioned by Sciascia in his books, to artistic performances that tell stories told by Sciascia himself. You will be able to enjoy musical entertainment of groups playing ancient instruments and singing in Sicily. More news can be consulted on the official website of the Writers’ Road.

Gallery – Festival of Writers’ Roads

Here you can browse a series of pictures from the Racalmuto stage of the Festival. Every year in May you can attend free of charge at these events all within walking distance of our Regalpetra Hotel.

Come and visit us

Every year in May, Racalmuto is a stage of the Festival of the Writers’ Street, and if you want to appreciate authentic Sicily, come and visit us at Racalmuto in Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, you can contact us here and you can check the availability of our rooms from Our booking form where you always have thebest guaranteed rate if you book this site.