biblioteca

The library underwent a makeover at the end of 2014 and has become an important place for students and tourists alike for digital and print resources. With a collection of nearly 14,000 volumes arranged in part on open shelves directly accessible to readers, the library includes an important local section with works on local, provincial, and regional history and a childrens section with more than 2000 volumes. It is part of the Grosseto provincial library system and participates in the regional “Libri in rete” (a network of books) initiative. The library was established in 1965 with a small collection of local history books: some were owned by the city and some were donated by private citizens. The building that still houses it was donated to the community by Leto Morvidi, who wanted to devote his childhood home to the town library, which was named after his father Antonio, a primary school teacher and headmaster. The Morvidi family continue to support the library through the donation of the property as well as with the acquisition of new works.