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 has recently been refurbished. It consists of four rooms: the Multimedia Room, which provides an introduction to the life of Vincenzo Monti and his time; the “Sala Montiana”, where testimonies of the celebrations paid in his honor are preserved, as well as a precious marble bust made at the poet’s death and some memorabilia; the Cradle Room with antique forniture; and the Documents Room, where there are numerous first editions of remarkable rarity.

The ground floor hosts the information point of the natural reserves “Parco del Delta” and “Riserva di Alfonsine”, as well as an equipped educational room and a finely decorated room used for public initiatives.

The outdoor area has been entirely dedicated to environmental education, with educational paths related to local fauna and flora and knowledge of the territory.

The building adjacent to the museum has been also recently renovated and it can be used for meetings, conferences and cultural events.

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

Useful information

Address: Via Passetto 3 – 48011 Alfonsine (RA)
Phone: 0545 299149
Web site:

How to get
About 1 km from the town centre. It has a wide car park and facilities for disabled

Timetables informations: 
From Tuesday to Friday, 9.00-13.00.
3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month, except during events and initiatives

Contact informations
Casa Monti and Centro di Educazione Ambientale, it is advisable to call and check the opening hours before making the visit

(Updated to 20/03/2024)

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