Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Discover Something New About Your City: Part 6
The famous German poet and philosopher not only lived next door to my building, which is now a pizzeria, but he also lost his marbles here. From 1879 to 1890 Fred spent time living between Torino, Genoa, Rapallo, and Nice.
According to Wikipedia, on January 3, 1889, Nietzsche suffered a mental collapse. Two policemen approached him after he caused a public disturbance in the streets of Torino. What actually happened remains unknown, but an often-repeated tale states that Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse at the other end of the Piazza Carlo Alberto, ran to the horse, threw his arms up around its neck to protect the horse, and then collapsed to the ground.
There is a large plaque commemorating the home, now pizzeria, where Fred lived and produced a lot of writing.
wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche
Posted by Italian Postcards at 4:45 PM