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Ghilarza, Italy

Casa Museo Di Antonio Gramsci

The childhood family home of Italian Marxist theorist and politician Antonio Gramsci.  

The childhood family home of Italian Marxist theorist and politician Antonio Gramsci was transformed into this biographical museum in Ghilarza, on Sardina in western Italy. The House Museum which traces Gramsci’s life in Sardinia through his studies, his thought, his work as a journalist and his political engagement, up to his imprisonment and death.

Antonio Gramsci lived in Ghilarza between 1898 and 1908 with his family, which hailed from there. He recollected those years in one of his “Letters from prison”, addressed to his mother: “I vividly recollected the time when I was in the first or second class of primary school and you used to correct my homework.” The museum includes a collection of audio recordings, with the recollections of people who knew Gramsci personally.