Borgo Cascino

Date of construction: 1940
Name:
Antonio Cascino participated in the occupation of Albania and Slovenia
Population: 47
Architect: Giuseppe Marletta
Typology: A
Provance: Enna
Coordinate: 37°29’48.8”N 14°12’00.6”E
Landowners before the construction: Famiglie Greco-Militello e Lo Manto
Actual status:  Renovated in 2004

Notes from the field

This was the first town we visited in our fieldwork. In the square, we met a welcoming old couple. (conversation link). They talked about a continuously inhabited town as an extended family. 

The town was given to the local municipality from the “Ente dello sviluppo” with the requirement that the buildings should have a permanent public use. At the time of the visit, the public buildings have been transformed into housing. And although they don’t have any recognized ownership, they don’t’ feel the fear of being evicted.

The town has been recently renovated in 2004 (“Lavori di sviluppo e rinnovamento” Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestale, fondo europeo agricolo per lo sviluppo rurale, programma di sviluppo rurale, Enna Municipality). 

A plaque entitled to Antonio Cascino , a soldier who died in the war of 1917. 

The town is designed around the piazza, a void created by the facades of public institutions. What is this void? The facades and the piazza are very photogenic. It is not surprising that local photographers use it as a location for weddings.

 

Photogrphic dossier: Luca Capuano

Data di costruzione: inizio lavori febbraio 1940 / fine lavori dicembre 1940
Riferimento del nome del borgo: Antonio Cascino (ha partecipato alla colonizzazione di Albania e Slovenia)
Architetto/ingegnere: Giuseppe Marletta
Possibile tipologia di borgo: Tipo A
Distretto: Provincia di Enna
Coordinate: 37°29’48.8”N 14°12’00.6”E
Proprietario del terreno prima della costruzione: Famiglie Greco-Militello e Lo Manto
Valore terreno al momento della costruzione: £ 1,842,224.0
Costi di costruzione: £ 1,323,645.0
Stato attuale: Varie ristrutturazioni ed aggiunte. Parzialmente abitato
Popolazione: 47 (dati relativi al 2011)

 

fonti Archivio Luce: www.patrimonio.archivioluce.com
https://sh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgo_Cascino,_Enna
https://www.ennamagazine.it/News/TabId/92/ArtMID/490/ArticleID/2270 http://wwwvoxhumana.blogspot.com/05/2013/la-via-dei-borghi-15la-quinta-fase-dei.html https://www.vacuamoenia.net/it/portfolio/borgo-cascino/