Case della Memoria - Historic Homes Association


The Historic Homes Association "Case della Memoria" was officially founded in Prato on October 24, 2005, at the close of a long work process in which different subjects were surveyed for a project going by this same name. The project was promoted by the Region Tuscany and by Casa Boccaccio. The subjects of this research met and decided to create an association that would share goals and work methods.

It was precisely at the conclusion of this regional project, which identified 54 homes of public figures that have given luster to the Tuscan territories with their lives and works (see Regione Toscana website), that it was deemed necessary not to waste this experience of encounter and exchange between the various institutions and to follow the route of closer collaboration.

Members of the Association are the homes of Dante Alighieri (Firenze and Lunigiana), Piero Bargellini, Elisabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Lorenzo Bartolini, Sigfrido Bartolini, Raffaele Bedandi, Giovanni Boccaccio, Ferruccio Busoni, Giosuè Carducci (Santa Maria a Monte), Enrico Caruso, Benvenuto Cellini, Primo Conti, Francesco Datini, Leonardo da Vinci, Agnolo Firenzuola, Giotto, Francesco Guerrazzi, Nicolò Machiavelli, Indro Montanelli, Maria Montessori, Francesco Petrarca, Pontormo, Filippo Sassetti, Renato Serra, Leonetto Tintori, Villa Silvia Carducci. The seat of the Association is at Prato in “Casa Datini”, while “Casa Bocaccio” hosts the archive and documentation.

Thanks to the joint effort of the Association, of the Region Tuscany, of the City of Certaldo and of the National Giovanni Bocaccio Institute, a programmatic conference was organized for December 15, 2006 in the