Casa Artusi houses the gastronomic library with the Collezione Artusiana (Artusi Collection) and the Raccolta di Gastronomia Italiana (Italian Gastronomy Collection), a space open to visitors and scholars within the framework of the municipal library of Forlimpopoli. Artusi specified in his will that he wished for it to be “the foundation and beginning of the creation of a public library to be set up in Forlimpopoli.”
Besides various editions of La Scienza in Cucina and literature about the well-known gastronomist, the Collezione Artusiana also consists of an archive and library which once belonged to Pellegrino Artusi, and which he bequeathed to Forlimpopoli Town Council upon his death.
The library houses several of Artusi’s possessions, too, amongst which his drawing-room, study and documents such as letters, registers, a painting and an autobiography hand-written by Artusi. The Raccolta di Gastronomia Italiana (Italian Gastronomy Collection) features an extensive collection of books, magazines, films and other multimedia documents about food culture, with a special reference to home cookery.