Thursday, November 21, 2013

Biblioteca dei Ragazzi

Biblioteca dei Ragazzi, Children's Library, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
The “Biblioteca dei Ragazzi” (Children's Library), in the middle of the park of Villa Fabbricotti, is a place I enjoyed when I was very young and had not yet gained access to real libraries. Sadly, like so many places in this town, it had been closed for a while for repairs that never seemed to happen. It has reopened only last summer after some extraordinary maintenance work carried on thanks to the donation of a private citizen, Professor Marco Di Giovanni of the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin.

See also: Villa Fabbricotti

9 comments:

Revrunner said...

Bravo, Prof. Giovanni!

Taken For Granted said...

That's a beautiful little building. Like the detail on the roof facia. Must be nice to think that part of your childhood continues.

Randy said...

Charming.

cieldequimper said...

It's a lovely little building, such a shame. Is there another place for children to access books?

Dina said...

So charming and inviting. No wonder you acquired your love of reading books at an early age

Luis Gomez said...

Great place. Beautiful. Glad it re-opened.

Karl Demetz said...

This is a nice little library.

Stefan Jansson said...

Professor Di Giovanni is a smart man.

Cezar and Léia said...

How cool!
It's a beautiful and peaceful place!
Léia