Parise Goffredo
  • Address: Casa di Cultura Goffredo Parise via verdi 1 31047 Ponte di Piave (TV) tel. 0422 75
  • Visiting Hours: lun 14.30 - 19.00 mar 10.30 - 12.30 / 14.30 - 19.00 mer 16.00 - 22.00 gio 14.30 - 19.00 ven 14.30 - 19.00
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Goffredo Parise's Culture House

Goffredo Parise has been one of the most important Italian writers of the twentieth century.
Born in Vicenza in 1929, he published his first novel “Il ragazzo morto e le comete” in 1951 and he reached the success in 1954 with the book “Il prete bello”.
Not only is he a novelist but he is also a journalist.
He was the author of many reportage in the 60s , from China to United States, from Vietnam to Biafra as far as Chile.
In 1970 he moved away to a little house along the Piave banks where he wrote “I Sillabari”, his most famous novel, a set of tales about human mood with a prose writing style really close to poetry.
What inspired him was not only the childhood memories but also the places and the people that he had known in that area.
Due to his state of health in 1984 he left the little house along the Piave banks and moved to a house in Ponte di Piave where he died in 1986.
The writer gave his house to the Town Representative on condition that his body was buried in the garden and that his last residence became a Culture Centre named after him.
In this way originated “The Parise's Culture House”: on the first floor there is the Library, on the ground floor the old house where Goffredo Parise spent the last day of his life.
In the house we can see the furnishings and fittings, the clothes and all things that allow us to deepen his biographical knowledge.
There is also a collection of contemporary art, thanks to his acquaintance with the artists of “Piazza del Popolo” School of Rome; the most important are Schifano, Fioroni, Ceroli, Ontani, Angeli, Chia’s paintings and many others.
In the House there is also the Parise's Record, a set of authographs, articles, correspondences about Parise and of Parise, a reference point for many studious of his work.