Premio Pieve Saverio Tutino

Local Tradition


  • Celebrates life stories and diaries
  • Annual literary competition
  • Attracts attendees from all over the world
  • Highlights diaries of WWII
Stage 7: La Verna to Pieve Santo Stefano
Pieve Santo Stefano
Fondazione Archivio Diaristico Nazionale onlus
Via Amintore Fanfani, 14, 52036 Pieve Santo Stefano AR, Italy

Occurs annually, mid-September

Admission Fees:



The Premio Pieve Saverio Tutino is an annual event held in the charming village of Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy. This gathering celebrates life stories and diaries, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people who have faced various challenges or memorable moments in their lives.

The 2023 event will take place from September 15 to 17, centered around the theme “Cercatori di pace,” which highlights stories of individuals who have rejected war and embraced peace.

Over the course of the four-day event, attendees can participate in discussions, debates, book presentations, and theatrical performances. The heart of the event is the literary competition, which selects a winner from eight finalists’ diaries.

Event Schedule

Event schedules and specific times may vary, but the four-day event typically includes discussions, debates, book presentations, theatrical performances, and the final award ceremony.


The Premio Pieve Saverio Tutino was founded by journalist and writer Saverio Tutino in 1984, as a way to preserve and celebrate the stories of ordinary people.

The event takes place in Pieve Santo Stefano, which is home to the Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, an archive housing over 9,000 diaries, memoirs, and letters. The archive has gained international recognition for its unique focus on grassroots history and its commitment to making its content accessible for various purposes, including research and education.

The competition has evolved over the years, attracting attention from scholars, journalists, and the general public. Since 1991, the National Diary Archive Foundation has overseen the event, and the archive’s documentary heritage received official recognition from the Italian government in 2009.

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