In order to make sure that the house does not turn into a location, into a sad container, but is again a living and pulsating thing, in the summer of 2020 I conceived and realized the project Incontri, together with the Biblioteca Comunale Archivio Calamandrei, the Libreria Centofiori, a historical bookshop of the town and with great pleasure, with the Assessorato alla Cultura of the Comune di Montepulciano.
The project is open to any Association or Institution that wants to participate.
As a company, every month, I will offer a stay to some special people: writers, poets, directors, professors/researchers, essayists, novelists, in exchange for a public presentation of their work, of their message, which should be held in the Master Room of the Palazzo del Capitano, where the Library is located, or in any other public place, a presentation dedicated primarily to the community.
The meetings will also be streamed, live on fb and put immediately on YouTube thanks to the collaboration of the local newspaper Valdichiana News.
Fortunately, thanks to the digital revolution underway, we were able to start the project, albeit only on the internet, I had to stay on the bench unfortunately: in November we hosted Paolo Malaguti with "Se l'acqua ride" Einaudi Editori, in December Sacha Naspini with "Nives" Edizioni E/O.
In the future we will be visited by Simone Frignani, creator of the now famous and beloved paths, such as the Cammino degli Dei, the Cammino di San Benedetto, Italia Coast to Coast, I hope, together with Nicolò Balini and his book on the Camino de Santiago; journalist and blogger Linda Maggiori for slow and car-free tourism, art historian Tomaso Montanari, climatologist Luca Mercalli and many others.