As part of the “Stay Home” online cultural programme, the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MIBACT) is featuring a selection of the rare collection of antique maps from the Italian Touring Club archives. The 67 hand-drawn maps chosen cover a wide variety of topographical features, including mountain passes, transhumance sheep tracks, old travellers' routes, boundaries of past realms, like the Kingdom of Naples and the Territories of St. Peter and one unique map documenting agricultural products in various regions, complete with pictures of farm animals, orchards and vegetable cultivations.
The Centro Documentazione of the TC contains over 10,000 maps and atlases, including 600 antique charts of great historic and artistic value, as well as some 400,000 black and white photos dating from 1870 to 1970. The library collection contains 100,000 books on art, tourism, geography, local history and guide books. Among its “jewels” is a volume decorated by the Futuristic artist and graphic designer Fortunato Depero.