Giosuè Carducci's residence dominates the square of the same name. It is slightly set back, assuming a stately air. The building was originally a religious sanctuary. It was closed down in 1798 and became a private residence in 1801. Carducci moved there in 1890 and lived there until the end of his days. The poet's apartment was on the first floor and still contains his personal effects including some antiques, portraits, furniture and his academic robes etc. It is exactly as he left it before his death. He had a remarkable private library containing some 40,000 books as well as thousands of letters written to him by noteworthy contemporaries. There are also many original manuscripts and a large section dedicated to Carducci's own work. On the ground floor there is the city's Unification of Italy museum.
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