Benedetto Croce

Benedetto Croce was originally from Abruzzo, where he was born in Pescasseroli in 1866. A philosopher, politician, historian and writer, at the age of just 17 he lost his parents and sister in the terrible earthquake that devastated the island of Ischia in 1883. He encountered numerous politicians and intellectuals in the cultural circle he frequented at his uncle Silvio’s home, where he began his philosophical training. His works range from philosophy to historiography, anecdotes, literary criticism and historical erudition. He died in Naples in 1952. Locations: in Montenerodomo, the plaque devoted to the Croce family; in Pescasseroli, Palazzo Sipari, owned by his mother’s family. The Premio Nazionale di Cultura “Benedetto Croce” is also presented in Pescasseroli each year.

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