Villa Cargnacco
Home In Front of the House

1 Vestibolo
Entrance hall

2 Stanza del Mascheraio
The Mask Wearer's Room

3 Stanza della Musica
Music Room

4 Stanza del Mappamondo
The Globe Room

5 Zambracca
Dying Room

6 Veranda dell'Apollino
Apolonian Veranda

7 Stanza della Leda
The Leda Room

8 Bagno blu
Blue Bathroom

9 Medicine Cabinet

10 Stanza del Lebroso
The Leper's Room

11 Corridoio della Via Crucis / Cloister

12 Stanza delle Reliquie
Relic Room

13 Oratorio Dalmata
The Dalmation Oratory

14 Scrittoio del Monco
Room of the Mutilated

15 Officina

16 Corridoio del labirinto

17 Stanza della Cheli

18 Cucina

Villa Cargnacco
Kritiken 7 Termine

Female guide: "Zambracca, the dying room. It is the first room of the bedroom wing.The name, an old word, meaning lady of the bedchamber."

Male guide: "Worldly or mean woman, female servant without any merits, prostitute, now and again as lady's maid, or more to the point dirty, untidy servant."

Female guide: "Ìt was anteroom, changing room and private studio. The poet died at this table at 8.00 pm on the first of march 1938, from a brain hemorrhage."

D'Annunzio: "For us there is only one political approach: to destroy. What is now, is nothing, is mold, is death, is against life."

Whisperer: "Reads memories of his childhood as signs of Providence, is blinded by details, taps collective experiences, sticks his name on it, criticises the small drug dealer's villas, visits salons, airports and dog races, goes bald after medical treatment resulting from a duel in Rome, lets himself be tied naked to a tree during an evening stroll, perceives analogies, discovers ever newer concordances between ideal creatures and the structure of the universe, adds hairs to letters, infuses images, creates harmonies, that surpass human limits, captivates by the diligence of his descriptions, wants to die because he cannot reconcile his dreams with the real world, feels as if the furies were after him, obtaines huge payments, still complains, has nothing left, no horses, just dogs, threatens, to die from sadness, eats just once a day, misses beautiful objects, discovers the glorious era of warships, announces a new world out of the ruins of Teutonic world, wants to win the war with aircraft, drops bombs and pamphlets, shoots torpedoes at austrian war vessels, composes speeches, stages burials, dresses his followers in uniforms, gives a geometrical order to mass rallies, seeks solitude, makes an island of himself, controls his public image, wants to prove his youthfulness and zest, his quickness and liveliness, secludes himself from the rest of the world, settles his writings, sends long wires to the government, talks of works, that he never wrote, threatens to shoot himself with a gun, locks himself up in his room for days, plays records by Debussy again and again, has women brought to him, lets them dine in 'the room of the turtle', bath in 'the blue bath', gives them suitable clothes, makes them addicted to opium and cocaine, cannot sleep, is overcome with fury, refuses food, feels belittled, rarely joins his guests for dinner, sleeps odd hours, suffers from stomach and breathing problems, can only sleep under the influence of narcotics, becomes a hypochondriac, looks awful, no teeth, with his big tongue and fallen-in lips, at the same time wrinkled and bloated, dies at his desk in the Zambracca, is carried from his chair to the bed in his brown pyjamas, looks like a marionette."

Heinz Emigholz