Giulio Cesare Vanini's home

This is the house where Giulio Cesare Vanini was born. It is located in the centre of Taurisano, (Via Roma, 44).
The birthplace of the philosopher Giulio Cesare Vanini dates back to the mid-sixteenth century. Only the central body remains of the original structure. The house consists of a hall with a cross vault, which is accessed by an ashlar shaped portal and decorated with geometric and floral motives. The internal rooms, located on either side of the entrance, are barrel vaulted.

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The municipality, to remind posterity the distinguished citizen, placed on his house a memorial inscription, dated 1879, which reads as follows:

“IN QUESTA CASA / NACQUE IL GRAN FILOSOFO / GIULIO CESARE VANINI / NEL 1586 / MORI' IN TOLOSA / IL 19 FEBBRAIO 1618 / IL MUNICIPIO POSE NEL 1879”

"In this house the great philosopher Giulio Cesare Vanini was born in 1586. He died in the 19 February 1618 in Toulouse. The Municipality put it in 1879."

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In 1970 the Italian Freemasonry placed here another inscription, which contains Giovanni Bovio's words (he was an Italian philosopher and politician, and a member of Masonry).
The inscription declaims:

“GIOVANNI BOVIO DETTO NEL 1876 / IN QUESTA CASA PLEBEA / NASCEVA NEL SECOLO PIU' EROICO / DELLA RIFLESSIONE E DEL MARTIRIO / ITALIANO / GIULIO CESARE VANINI / CHE INFONDENDO NELLA INFINITA NATURA / L'INFINITA' DEL MOTO / COMPIVA LA MENTE DEL NOLANO / E NE EREDITAVA IL DESTINO / NEL MDCXIX / ARSO NON CONFUTATO / DALLA INQUISIZIONE DI TOLOSA / LA PATRIA / CERCATRICE IMPOTENTE DELLE CENERI / DATE AL VENTO / SU QUESTA PIETRA NE RACCOGLIE IL NOME / E LO CONSACRA / AL SECOLO VENDICATORE

POSE NEL MCMLXX LA MASSONERIA ITALIANA“

"In 1876 Giovanni Bovio said: «During the more heroic century of the thought and of the italian martyrdom, in this common house Giulio Cesare Vanini was born, who, instilling in the infinity nature the infinity of motion, carried out the mind of the Nolano he inherited from him the destiny. In 1619 he was burnt but not disproved from the Inquisition of Toulouse. The Homeland, impressive finder of the ashes leaved to the wind, put his name on this stone and consecrate it to the avenging century.»

The Italian Freemasonry put it in 1970"

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  • Photos by Andrea D'Agostino moc.liamg|6082ada.aerdna#| and Giuseppe Mattia Zizzo ti.orebil|99ozzizeppesuig#| (December 2018)

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