Recanati: The Benedettucci Library


The Public Library of Recanati was opened on 20th October 1959.

The establishment of municipal councils after the war was at the origin of the creation of the library, whose aim is to improve communities through literacy and learning and plays therefore a fundamental part in their emancipation.

At first the seat was in the Town Hall, then it was moved to Corso Persiani. In the early 21st century it was widened and renovated.

The library is a useful service for citizens and students coming from Recanati and neighbouring towns. Many scholars ask to consult the private library once belonging to Father Clemente Benedettucci, which is considered one of the best ones in the Marche. It’s become part of the town library since 1964. It consists of 45,000 volumes, 25 incunabula, rare and unique prints and precious manuscripts.

A whole section of the library is about Recanati, Loreto, the Marche region and theology. Leopardi’s section has been moved to the National Centre of Leopardi Studies.


Recanati: The Benedettucci Library

Corso Persiani, 52
Recanati (MC)
071 9740021 071 974 0022

OPENING TIME: Opening times: in winter: from Monday to Saturday from 9,00 to 13,00 a.m. and from Monday to Friday from 15,30 to 19,00 p.m. In summer ( 1st July- 31st August): from Monday to Saturday from 9,00 to 13,00 a.m.; upon request book consultation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 13 a.m.; archives consultation on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning from 15,30 to 19,00 p.m

Recommended for: Family - Culture - Young

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