Via Cardello 5, 48010 Casola Valsenio (Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna)
The Cardello in Casola Valsenio is a place loved and hated by Alfredo Oriani, an historical and political writer, who lived here until his death in 1909. Here he wrote Bicicletta, considered the best book on bicycles and cycling ever published in Italy.
The Cardello serves as the headquarters of the Coordinamento delle Case museo dei poeti e degli scrittori di Romagna, a board coordinating several House Museums in the area, devoted to writers or poets who lived, worked or established new roots in the Romagna region.
The Coordinamento also includes the Casa Vincenzo Monti in Alfonsine, the Casa Marino Moretti in Cesenatico, the Casa Alfredo Panzini in Bellaria, the Casa Giovanni Pascoli in San Mauro Pascoli, the Casa Aurelio Saffi in San Varano and the Casa Renato Serra in Cesena.
Each House Museum is part of the history and culture of Romagna, through authors that lived there, or to which the place has been dedicated.
If you plan to visit, please check on the House Museum's website.
In-depth information on this House Museum can be found in House museums in Italy. New cultural itineraries: poetry, history, art, architecture, music, arts & crafts, tastes and traditions, a guide-book by Rosanna Pavoni, which can be purchased on line.
More information can be found in Dante Bolognesi, Manuela Ricci (2008), Le case museo dei poeti e degli scrittori di Romagna, Pro Arte, Lugo.