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"Jacopo da Fivizzano" Museum of Printing

The first books with typed characters were printed in Fivizzano around 1470

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Palazzo Fantoni Bononi, Via Labindo 6, Fivizzano
The idea for the Museum of Printing came from Loris Jacopo Bononi. The goal was to highlight and commemorate the longstanding relationship the Lunigiana area has with printing. In fact, the first books with typed characters were printed in Fivizzano around 1470. The Museum’s exhibits show the progressive development of the printing industry from medieval manuscripts to the incunabulum, the type-writing machine, the computer and more.

The collection is divided into three sections: the first two sections are about Fivizzano and its contribution to written communication culture. Jacopo da Fivizzano, between 1470 and 1474, produced the first printed editions of texts by Giovenale, Virgilio, Cicerone, Sallustio and Cornazzano. It is in Fivizzano that, in 1802, Agostino Fantoni created the first type-writer and he started to study carbon paper.

The third section is dedicated to the small village of Parana, birth-place of the bookseller Maucci, who became famous in the world during the first half of the XX century.

Info: museimassacarrara.it
Fivizzano
FOLKLORE, CULTURE AND NATURE ITINERARIES, DISCOVERING THE ATHENS OF THE LUNIGIANA
Known for its history, folklore and strong humanistic culture, Fivizzano is one of the most interesting towns in the Lunigiana. Thanks to its unique characteristics, it’s had many nicknames over the course of centuries: “Celebrated land,” “ the town with beautiful windows,” “beautiful corner of Florence” and “Athens of the Lunigiana”. ...
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