Giosuè Carducci was born on 27 July 1835 in Valdicastello in the province of Lucca, son of Michele Carducci, a physician and revolutionary, and Ildegonda Celli, originally from Volterra.

On 16 February 1907 Giosuè Carducci died due to cirrhosis of the liver at his home in Bologna, at the age of 72.

The poet and writer defined the city of Asolo as the “City of a Hundred Horizons” because of its unique position on top of a hill, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, with its silent corners set in a lush setting between olive trees and cypresses. Asolo has fallen in love with poets, travelers and celebrities of the past.