On Tg2 Dossier, an exciting journey between fiction and reality to discover the places in Sicily told by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in “The Leopard” and among the locations chosen by Luchino Visconti to create one of the most successful transpositions in the history of cinema.

The Tg2 cameras move inside Palazzo Gangi Valguarnera, in Palermo, where much of the memorable ball scene was filmed; at Palazzo Butitta, where the library of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and the original manuscript of the book are preserved.

Then, in the dossier we look for Donnafugata: the town invented by the writer and which represents a clever mix of his personal memories and memories handed down. Through this journey, anecdotes and curiosities are revealed about the life of Tomasi di Lampedusa, who died in 1957, before seeing published what would become a cornerstone of literature, winner of the “Premio Strega” in 1959.

And again: the whims of Luchino Visconti, in the memories of the actors and extras of the film, some of whom in 1963 were little more than children.

And then the journey through flavours, thanks to a chef who proposes the ancient recipe for macaroni timbale, symbol of wealth and luxury in the family of the Prince of Salina.

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