Set up by Giovanni Spadolini in 1980, the Foundation is situated in Via Pian dei Giullari in the Villa Il Tondo dei Cipressi, designed in the sixties by his brother Pierluigi.
The interior has remained as it was at Spadolini’s death and houses about 40,000 books and periodicals, as well as valuable Napoleonic and Risorgimento collections, and many works by ninetenth- and twentieth-century artists.
The works of art are distributed over the two floors of the villa where the most important of them give their name to the rooms where they are displayed: on the ground floor is the Soffici dining room and the Rosai sitting room; on the first floor is the Morandi drawing room, while in the bedrooms are paintings by his father Guido Spadolini and by Nino Caffè.
The stairs are hung with various drawings by Mino Maccari, Leo Longanesi and George Grosz; others by Renato Guttuso, Eugenio Montale and Dino Buzzati are arranged in open order.
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