The house where Gabriele d’ Annunzio is situated on the main street of’ ancient cityà of Pescara, which was enclosed in a military fortress demolished in the poet's childhood years. It was declared a National Monument in 1927 by decree of Mussolini, called by the same d’ Annunzio wanted così secure the protection of the state. In 1958, l’è building; passed to the State and subsequently placed under the guardianship of the Ministry of Heritage and Activitiesà Cultural.
It has undergone several restorations and consolidation that have not altered too l’ original style of nineteenth-century bourgeois house. On the ground floor there is a small and cozy courtyard, featuring a brick well.
Gabriele d’ Annunzio was born in this house on 12 March 1863.
We spend l’ childhood until the ageà eleven years old when, to continue his studies, he moved to Prato. There will then brief returns in Abruzzo to greet his mother was alone in the house.
On the first floor of’ building, the tour route winds through the first five rooms by immersing the visitor in’ atmosphere nineteenth-century house with the furniture, furnishings, of the’ era paintings: a treasure trove of memories and experience of’ childhood of the poet. A guide usè precisely the poet, through excerpts from Night, reported on panels placed in the rooms, they transmit the’ emotion, l’ affection for this house and nostalgia for the years of’ happy childhood spent with even the whole family together and the many friends and playmates.
the state rooms were decorated with tempera decorations in the vaults, made by artists from the Marche in halfà dell’ nineteenth century and are the mostù testimony; oldest existing pictorial decoration in the cityà preserved in its integrityà ;. Repropose neoclassical themes with plant motifs candelabra, Cupids figures and fantastic animals.
In the second section of the Museum there is the wardrobe of the Poet, an insight into the fashion of the time which was original and innovative interpreter. They admire the red coat worn for hunting trips or horse racing, the original golden sandals who completed the mise summer. The rooms that follow the precious first editions of his works , illustrated with woodcuts. It follows the haunting theatrical setting with casts of the face and the hand of the poet , made on his body just after death, on the night of 1° March 1938, from’ friend Arrigo Minerbi sculptor. Finally in the Poet Soldier room are war memorabilia, photos d’ era, panels illustrative of the war effort and divided by General .
In this museum are temporary exhibitions, the exhibition space on the ground floor. Currently the first floor are on display works of artists from Abruzzo nineteenth and twentieth centuries from Eagle National Museum: stands out among all The Morticelli a famous work Francesco Paolo Michetti.