Il Museo della Satira

The Forte dei Marmi Museum of Satire and Caricatures

The Museum is housed in the Forte di Leopoldo I

Forte dei Marmi

The Museum of Satire and Caricatures follows in the premise of the Satira Politica Prize, and has become a conservation, collection and research centre on the history of satire and caricatures from all over the world. The Museum features original drawings of both contemporary and past artists, a specialised library with more than 2500 volumes, a video library and a multimedia archive. It also organizes exhibitions on both contemporary and past satire.

Since 1973, the Città di Forte dei Marmi Foundation, alongside the Municipality of Forte dei Marmi, the Tuscan Region and the Province of Lucca, has organized the Satira Politica Prize every year in the month of September. This is an international competition that has welcomed renowned authors from the fields of journalism, literature, graphics and media (radio, television, cabaret), like David Levine, Jule Feiffer, Garry Trudeau, Gore Vidal, Ralph Steadman and Pancho.

Museo della Satira e della Caricatura
Piazza Garibaldi
District: Forte dei Marmi
Telephone: 0584-876277 (exhibition)
Fax: 0584-787565 (foundation)

How to get there:
By car: take the A12 motorway, exit at Versilia. Turn right and continue until you reach the third set of traffic lights, where you turn left. Piazza Garibaldi and the Leopoldo I Fortress is about 1.5 km away. You can also reach Querceta from the Aurelia and then turn towards the coast on Via Federigi at the traffic lights. After about 5 km, you will reach the Forte dei Marmi city centre, Piazza Garibaldi and the Leopoldo I Fortress. Those traveling along the coastal road can reach the Forte dei Marmi wharf, and from there turn inland towards Piazza Garibaldi, which is only 100 m away.
To park: Parking is free on the side of the road towards the mountains. To park here you will need a parking disc. Otherwise a parking meter is located in the immediate surroundings.
Public transport: Clap and Lazzi buses or the Versilia shuttle are available. The nearest railway station is in Querceta (5 km away).

Opening hours:
Summer: Mid-June until September: open every day from 5pm to 8 pm and 9pm to midnight. Also open Sundays from 10:30am to 1pm.
Winter: October until mid-June: open on Fridays, Saturdays and days proceeding a holiday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Open on Sundays and holidays from 10:30am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
Opening hours are subject to changes.
Entrance: free.

General information:
Bookshop: yes.
Guided tours: Guided tours can be scheduled during closing hours upon request.
Programs for schools: Guided tours of the latest exhibition and a short introduction to the history of satire and caricatures is available upon request. Contact: Cinzia Bibolotti or Franco Calotti at te. 058/482966.

Città di Forte dei Marmi Foundation, Piazza Marconi 1, Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), tel. 058/482966


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