Beppe Fenoglio’s Study Centre is born thanks to the will of the Municipal Administration of Alba, collaborating with different institutions and private citizens, because it wanted to offer to the city a space dedicated to the study of the principal artistic and cultural expressions of our territory. The Centre represents a real treasure chest for the preservation of our land’s past: the dedication to the writer Beppe Fenoglio, who made Alba and its territory the main characters of his literary production, highlights the will to solder Beppe Fenoglio’s work to the history and the culture of our area.
The Study Centre represents a reference point for the documentation of the intense cultural life of Alba and the personalities who made famous the name of the city: various authors’ manifests, realized for the White Truffle Fair of Alba, accompany the visitor through the rooms and, along the expositive itinerary, one can see the various tributes given to the most relevant personalities of Alba, such as Augusto Manzo, famous player of an Italian sport called “pallapugno”, and Paolo Farinetti, captain of the partisan brigade “Fratelli Ambrogio”.
Next to the writer, we can also find another great artist in the centre: Pinot Gallizio. Thanks to his artistic productions, he managed to donate to Alba that international dimension the city always desired.
Beppe Fenoglio’s Study Centre has its seat near the writer’s residence, located in Piazza Rossetti 2, where he lived between 1928 and 1959 and where he produced great part of his works.
The opening to the public is expected in these timetables:
Tuesday-Friday, h 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.;
Saturday, h 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Study Centre and Gallizio’s Space can be visited with our tourist guides with the modality “Flash-tour” dedicated to individuals (30 minutes) or with a deepened guided tour (one hour and a half) for the groups who require it making a reservation at the number 0173-364030.
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