Once Fivizzano was faous as the town of books and printing and today, remembering its tradition, it hosts the Printing Museum Jacopo Bononi.
Long are gone the days in which lunigianese merchants travelled all over the Country and Europe with huge baskets filled with books. When Gutenberg’s invention was spreading around the world, the small town of Fivizzano palyed a major role into that cultural revolution. How? contributing to a punctual distribution of books!
Today that story is told by the Printing Museum: it takes the visitor in a voyage into the evolution of printing and written communication, it shows how it did happen that in Fivizzano printers started to work eleven years prior to those in Vienna and nine to those in London. It is possible to observe the first ever typographical characters used by Jacopo da Fivizzano in between 1470 and 1474, as well as a prototype of the first typing machine inventend in 1802…
Source: Trame di Lunigiana