Via Giacomo Matteotti, 13, 51015 Monsummano Terme PT, Italia
The National Museum of Casa Giusti treasures the memory of the poet Giuseppe Giusti (1809-1850), who was born in this very house, which was built in the 18th century. On the first floor we find period furniture and other items, exhibited in the decorative context of Piedmontese Romanticism, while the second floor has a large documentary section. A visit to the museum allows us to discover not only the life of Giusti, but also to understand how a well-to-do Piedmontese family lived in the first decades of the 19th century. The library, still intact, is highly significant in this respect, and is home to the most famous portrait of Giusti, signed by Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784-1855), a prominent painter of the time.
Various multimedia installations, with videos, original images from the archive, and readings of texts and poems, allow us to deepen our knowledge of the poet, his life and his work.