The Satire and Caricature Museum in Forte dei Marmi is situated in the Forte Lorenese, known locally as “Il Fortino”, a symbol of this town along the Versilia coastline and built upon the commission of Leopold I between 1785 and 1788.
The museum contains the legacy of the Premio Satira Politica (Political Satire Prize) and an eclectic collection of satirical drawings from the past and present, as well as holding temporary exhibitions according to a yearly schedule.
The collection has expanded over the years thanks to various donations of funds and private holdings, in addition to the purchase of original drawings and publications.
Works by Lorenzo Viani, Giovanni Mosca, Filiberto Scarpelli, Walter Molino, Melchiorre Delfico and Solatium are among those on show. The museum’s library features old magazine collections dating to the 19th and 20th centuries.