Alberto Moravia, writer, traveller, intellectual, lived through the Twentieth century and gave his distinctive voice to European culture. He lived in the house from 1963 until he died in 1990.
The home now hosts the Alberto Moravia Association that has been preserving his personal archive and library since 1991. More recently, in 2010, the apartment officially became a House Museum, part of the Museum System of the Municipality of Rome.
Situated in an elegant neighborhood characterized by boulevards and buildings from the ‘20s and ‘30s, Moravia's penthouse overlooks the Tiber.
The rooms hold many traces of his daily life and travels: African masks and Asian scrolls; portraits and art by his friends and contemporaries; floor-to-ceiling bookcases filled with musical recordings and literature classics; modern design furniture; and on his desk, the Olivetti 82 typewriter he worked on every day. Memories still linger of his closest relationships: Mario Schifano, Dacia Maraini, Renato Guttuso, Carmen Llera, Toti Scialoja, Enzo Siciliano, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Goffredo Parise, Bernardo Bertolucci, to name a few.
The Moravia House Museum can be visited only on request. Booking required.