THE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION
Testamentary heirs of Maria Valtorta the Order of the Servants of Mary and Marta Diciotti.
The Order of the Servants of Mary, founded in the thirteenth century in Florence and active in the world, inherited the bare property of the Valtorta house in Viareggio..
Marta Diciotti, lifelong assistant to the infirm Maria Valtorta and her confidant, inherited the manuscripts with all rights and everything else that had belonged to the mystical writer. She also had the right of life usufruct of the house. In 1998, while Marta Diciottiwas still alive, although had retired to a retirement pension for the elderly for about a year before, the Order of Servants of Mary sold the house in Viareggio to the Valtortiano Publishing Center, which later, at its own expense and with the voluntary contribution of Valtortian readers, restored it from the brackish humidity spreading from the foundations and restored it, reopening it to visitors as a house-museum.
Since 1986 Marta Diciotti had made a will in favour of the Valtortiano Publishing Center, which upon her death, in 2001, came into possession of the manuscripts and anything else that completed the inheritance of Maria Valtorta. The Valtortiano Publishing Center had been established to be the editor of the writings of Maria Valtorta. Receiving the entire inheritance of Valtorta, partly by will and partly by having purchased it, the Valtortiano Publishing Center almost identified with her person, combining the rights and duties of a publisher with the rights and duties of an author.
In 2010 Emilio Pisani and Claudia Vecchiarelli, his spouse, historical curators of the Valtortian works and owners of the Valtortiano Publishing Center established the“MARIA VALTORTA CEV onlus FOUNDATION”to re-establish the distinction between the two figures of the author and publisher and their respective roles.
As a result, the Valtortiano Publishing Center has returned to being exclusively the privileged publisher of Maria Valtorta’s works, and the to be publicised through its marketing.
On 10 February 2020, the “Maria Valtorta Cev Foundation”, commissioned by the Valtortiano Publishing Center and chaired by Emilio Pisani, changes its name to MARIA VALTORTA HERITAGE FOUNDATION.