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Until 26 June 2022

Francotto House

Casa Francotto is an exhibition space of the City of Busca, in the province of Cuneo. The building, eclectic in taste, was born on a pre-existing eighteenth-century plan. It is located in the historic center. The facade, of particular and characteristic workmanship, gives on Piazza Regina Margherita. Ernesto Francotto was born in Busca on December 13, 1883. An orphan very young father, he moved with his mother and brother Edoardo to Turin, where he graduated in Medicine with flying colors. He immediately had a brilliant university career, but soon abandoned his research activities to return to his native country where he worked as a doctor for over fifty years, demonstrating great professional skills and rare human skills. He devoted himself to poetry from an early age and kept in touch with Costa, Brofferio and other exponents of the Piedmontese literary world. Some lyrics appear in local and regional periodicals, his only collection of verses in life is published in 1965. They came out posthumously El nòst cioché (1968) and Il Medico (1972). Around the age of forty he began to deal with painting even if he did not become part of artistic circles. He left a large production, most finished in private collections. He died in Busca on August 4, 1968. By his will, Doctor Francotto left all his possessions, including his birthplace, to the City of Busca.

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Piazza Regina Margherita
12022 Busca

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