Proust visits the Villa Bassaraba. One of the models for Féterne. ; http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.hicsum-hicmaneo.com/article-marcel-proust-au-bord-du-lac-de-geneve-par-timothy-shaw-118911425.html&prev=search
Anne Elisabeth Mathieu de Noailles (1876-1933), came to Sicily in 1908, when she was 32. There she visited Palermo, Siracusa, Catania and Agrigento, interested in the Greek culture. She wrote "L'Enchantement de la Sicile".