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Museo sveviano, Trieste

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Contact: +39 040 675 8182
Open Hours: Mo to We from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM,Th to We from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM,Th to We from 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM,Fr to Sa from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Located in the same library where he loved to spend hours with the great, European classics, Museo sveviano is perhaps the only one in Europe that is devoted to Ettore Schmitz. Better known by his nom de plume, Italo Svevo, he was a famous writer who was born in Trieste on December 19, 1861. Here his personal books are kept alongside his most important editions, translations and critical texts about him. A violin lover and an author, he has penned books such as Senilità (As a Man Grows Older, 1898) and La Coscienza di Zeno (The Confessions of Zeno, 1923), which is also his most complex and fascinating work. He studied in Bavaria at the college of Segnitz before working in the Trieste branch of the Union Bank of Vienna. Svevo is considered to be the most famous Trieste writer and one of the masters of contemporary Italian literature. He died in September 1928 in a car accident near Motta di Livenza.