Via Antonio Bosio 13b, 00161 Roma (Roma, Lazio)
The Studio di Luigi Pirandello is the only dwelling inhabited by the author - 1934 Nobel Prize winner in Literature - still bearing traces of his life. The apartment is located on the top floor of an Art Nouveau detached house near Villa Torlonia in Rome.
Pirandello and his family had previously lived on the ground floor of the same building between 1913 and 1918. Between 1933 and 1936, when they dwelled on the top floor, the author's son, Stefano, lived downstairs. The house has entered history as Villa Pirandello.
Since 1961, when the Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani was established, all of the assets donated to the Italian State by the Pirandello heirs have been protected, and made available to scholars and visitors. They include archives (manuscripts, photos, correspondence and other documents), Pirandello's personal library, paintings by his son Fausto and by Pasquarosa Bertoletti, the Nobel Prize plate, the author's uniform as a Royal Academic of Italy, his portable typewriter, his collection of period photographs, a number of art objects (donated by Gabriele D'Annunzio), furnishings and various ornaments, plus Pirandello's personal wardrobe.
Over the years, the Institute has added to its assets the archive of Ugo Betti, three oil paintings by Luigi Pirandello, and the archive of Alessandro d'Amico - all donated by their respective heirs.
The Studio is open every day of the week, and guided tours are available. Lectures, courses and workshops are regularly organized.
If you plan to visit, please check on the House Museum's website.
Studio di Luigi Pirandello is a newcomer to our Case Museo in Italia Network. It belongs to the Personality houses category.