Birthplace of the neoclassical poet Vincenzo Monti, it dates back to the middle of the XVIII century. It has been recently restored and turned into a museum.
The house is out of the town centre, in a village formerly known as “Ortazzo”. It was commissioned by Fedele Maria Monti, father of the famous neoclassical poet Vincenzo.
It has two storeys and several memorial stones on the external walls.
Inside, a wide staircase leads to the first floor, where the museum is located. It consists of three halls: the cradle room “Sala della culla” with antique forniture; the exhibition room where old books and documents are kept and the “Saletta Montiana”, which houses a precious marble bust of the XVIII century, several old personal objects of the poet, some letters of Vincenzo and of his daughter Costanza.
The ground floor hosts the information point of the natural reserves “Parco del Delta” and “Riserva di Alfonsine” beside a room where didactic activities and lectures are held.
COMITATO MONTIANO ALFONSINE
Group of literature lovers, that, since long time, actively work to keep alive the attention on the neoclassic poet from Alfonsine Vincenzo Monti. The association organizes several important cultural events and runs Monti Museum located at Casa Monti.
For several years, the “Comitato Montiano Alfonsinese” has been working hard in the cultural area, collaborating also with the local Culture Office. It organizes many events not only with the aim to enhance the figure of Vincenzo Monti, but to promote culture in the broadest meaning of the word. Beside this, each year the association publishes a periodical on local traditions and culture essays called “I quaderni Alfonsinesi”, it organizes events to commemorate Monti’s birthday and death anniversary and runs the local Adults University.
Info: Comitato Montiano, Giorgia Freddi / Luigi Mariani
Phone: 0544 869808
Address: Via Passetto 3 – 48011 Alfonsine (RA)
Phone: 0545 299149
Web site: http://www.atlantide.net/casamonti
How to get
About 1 km from the town centre. It has a wide car park and facilities for disabled
From Tuesday to Friday, 9.00-13.00.
3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month, except during events and initiatives
Casa Monti and Centro di Educazione Ambientale, it is advisable to call and check the opening hours before making the visit
(Updated to 26/07/2023)