Pellegrino Artusi, acknowledged father of modern cookery who did what he could to spread the use of the Italian language, was born in Forlimpopoli on 4th August 1820.
After completing his studies, he began dealing with his father’s business and, as a result, travelled around various regions of the Italian peninsula.
Between 1851 and 1852 the Artusi family left Forlimpopoli and moved to Florence. A wealthy man, at the age of 45 Artusi was able to concentrate on his passions, culture and cuisine, full-time. He died in Florence at the age of 91.