'Taormina Cult' unveils Casa Cuseni's secret treasures

Aug 18, 2018 590

Casa Cuseni is a house in Taormina rich in history and secrets, including frescoes of a homosexual love story it hid for over a century. Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Bertrand Russell and Roald Dahl all stayed at the home built in 1905 by British painter Robert Hawthorn Kitson, the son of a very rich industrialist in Leeds.

The home, which was built on a project also overseen by Sir Alfred East, president of the Royal Society, and Sir Frank Brangwyn, who studied under William Morris, is named after the local hill town and it is part of 'Taormina Cult', a tour organized aboard an Ape Calessino motorcar that also includes Villa Mon Repos at the Teatro Antico.

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