As I got to know that the Roman residence where he compiled a good number of his masterpieces and met a lonely death in 1936 was open to the public I rushed there for a visit.
Pirandello moved right here in Rome in 1933, after his tours around France and Germany.
He occupied the upper level of the villino with his apartment, constituted of the studio/living room, bedroom and bathroom.
The first room that you'd be introduced is, of course, the study of the author.
The furnitures and look of the area is the original of the time.
Looking around for details and stuff is extremely fun!
The furnitures were realized in walnut and ordered by correspondence.
On the walls you could see paintings of Luigi himself and his sons and family pictures.
There were two of them, apparently without a specific use for each-- The one closer to the window features some interesting bits!
I wasn't allowed to take pictures there, but you can see a good number of the objects preserved there on the Facebook account of the Studio.
An area of the apartment, probably occupied by a little kitchen originally, is destined to the study of Pirandello's works.
The books and essays preserved in the museum can be checked and studied previous request.
It was dedicated to the caricatures of Pirandello and his friends, and some of them can be viewed on the website.
It was an interesting visit: the silence of the quartiere itself and the serene mood of the garden reminded me of a comment of Corrado Alvaro in the preface of a collection of Pirandello's novels... It became a reality when I presented myself a little stop at the park of the close-by Villa Paganini: