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Vivere la campagna

Villacidro, Dessì House

Ancient image of ‘Casa Dessì’

At the heart of the old centre is the house where the writer Giuseppe Dessì spent his youth. This magnificent edifice has preserved its early features: a great wooden portal, a wide courtyard and an open arcade. The residential wing can be accessed through a brief, granite flight of steps, adorned by an iron handrail – the only decoration item on the plain façade. The building is currently hosting the Cultural Foundation ‘Giuseppe Dessì , an institution committed in the establishment of a National Literary Award, as well as in valorising and enhancing this author’s literary works.