Museo Manzoniano e Galleria d'arte Moderna
Villa Manzoni was the residence of the Manzoni family for almost two centuries, where the great writer Alessandro Manzoni spent his childhood and early youth. It has a typically neoclassical structure, soberly elegant, with a facade marked by sandstone moldings and a large park surrounding the building.
The Villa, which always maintained the original rooms of the ground floor with furniture and even many original furnishings in the same location, has allowed numerous scholars and public figures to go on pilgrimage to the environments that saw the gestation of the most famous novel in literature over time. Italian. This tradition has made it possible to maintain a suggestive atmosphere of a house-museum, a nineteenth-century aristocratic residence in the rooms of the Manzoni Museum.
In 2019 the Manzoni Museum was renovated and refurbished according to a new museological and museographic path which, also through videos and installations, enhances Manzoni's writings and in particular The Betrothed, showing the great diffusion and historical-artistic, photographic and cinematographic suggestion that has had the novel over the centuries.
The Gallery of Modern Art is also located in Villa Manzoni, with works by important local and national authors from the seventeenth century. in the Thirties of the 20th century, the Photo Library with a heritage of over 4,000 photographs, plates and negatives and the Specialized Library, equipped with an important Antique Collection with the original editions of the works of Alessandro Manzoni.