Teatro Verdi (Theatre)
The Cerratelli collection: although not located in Pisa, but inside the villa Roncioni in the municipality of San Giuliano Terme, we point out this important collection, unique in its kind, born in 1914 by the will of the baritone Arturo Cerratelli, now placed under the care of the Cerratelli Foundation (established in 2005). It is a very rich collection of theatrical and cinematographic stage costumes, used by artists such as Eduardo De Filippo, Luca Ronconi, Giorgio Strehler, Luchino Visconti and Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo and Juliet, 1968). Some clothes were designed by artists from all over the world, such as Renato Guttuso, or Salvator Dalì and worn by singers of the calibre of Maria Callas.
- I sequestrati di Altona (The condemed of Altona) (1962) by Vittorio De Sica, based on the play with the same title by Jean-Paul Sartre. The protagonist Maximilian Schell, scion of a rich industrial dynasty, decides to remain closed up in the attic of the villa following the traumas suffered during the Second World War on the Russian front. Only the meeting with his sister-in-law, played by Sophia Loren, slowly awakens him to life. The drawings that cover the walls of the attic, where most of the film takes place, are unpublished works of the artist Renato Guttuso.