Leopardi Museum and House

Location

Recanati

The fine library containing about twenty thousand books, open to scholars, is on the first floor of the 16th century Palazzo Leopardi with its brick facade built by Orazio Leopardi, the poet’s great-uncle. The building is still inhabited by descendants of the Leopardi family.
Compiled by Monaldo, Giacomo’s father, between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, the library houses, apart from the thousands of books, the writing desk with inkwell, a few notebooks with translations of Horace drafted by the young poet, astronomical tables and essays which constitute a testimony to his attitudes and precocious intelligence.