The castle without walls of Filippo Bentivegna
A visit to the Enchanted Castle and its thousands heads during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
What a view! The garden climbs on the mountain creating a labyrinth of heads, sculptured by Filippo Bentivegna in over 50 years of what many calls craziness. But what is passion if not being crazy about a vision and working for bringing it into the world?
I believe that passion is what moves the world and brings beauty to it. And this is a perfect example. Filippo Bentivegna, born from a poor fisherman family, emigrated to the States as a teenager. His life there was hard but still allowed him to save enough so that when he came back he bought this terrain where he lived for fifty years following his passion.
Now we are able to experience this surreal and magical open-air museum, located a few kilometers from the center of Sciacca. A walk between primitive carved faces and heads in stones, a walk in our past as humans and in our soul, to touch the deepest of our desires. Or just a fun and different experience for children and adults. Definitely a must go place that I am very happy to having gone to!