The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, date of foundation of Casteldaccia.
I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden.
The house, built in 1965, was my first project, after I graduated in Architecture!
For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a â€˜Scuolinaâ€™, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.
Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots.
My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time, it allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden.
Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside.
Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches.