Casa Carducci, inside the literary park dedicated to the poet, was opened to the public thanks to an agreement between the Espinassi-Moratti family, which owns the property, and the Municipality of Castagneto.
In addition to the rooms where the Carducci family lived, visitors can see a hypertext computer programme that is arranged into three archives (poetry, biographies of people, Carducci places) that are linked to each other.
The Casa Carducci centre of value was created to recall the link between the poet and the village of Castagneto Carducci, where the family lived from 1848 to 1849, when the writer's father was forced to leave Bolgheri, where he worked as a doctor, due to his progressive ideas.
After that, from 1879 to 1894, the poet was a guest each year in the home of the Espinassi Moratti family; this was the period of the “ribotte”, a long and cordial appendix to his attachment to the Maremma The ancient stay of young Giosuè in the house is remembered on the commemorative stone placed on the building’s façade; the interior room and furniture, provided by the heirs of the previous owners, are there to conjure up the atmosphere of the antique family interior that were the background to Carducci’s presence in Castagneto.
The rooms in the Archive Museum, now the site of the literary park, hold materials about Carducci’s life and works that were acquired during the Carducci celebrations in 1982 and 1985.
SENSORY ITINERARIES IN THE LITERARY PARK
The Giosue Carducci Literary Parks® and the Messidoro Association are proud to present the new areas to visit in Castagneto Carducci (Li) in “That stretch of the Maremma that goes from Cecina to San Vincenzo, is the circle of my childhood... I lived there, or should I say, wandered around there, from 1838 to April 1849” .
The rolling hills, the Wine Route, the woods, olive groves, shady pine forests, the sound of the cicadas, the large beaches by the crystal-clear sea, the castles of the Della Gherardesca family: this is the setting that characterises the historical villages around Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri and Donoratico. A preserved environment where Carducci (1835-1907), Nobel prize in 1906, recognised the essence of the proud, polite nature along the most famous avenue of cypress trees in Italy.