A Valtortian Studies Conference was held in Viareggio, promoted by the “Accademia Valtortiana” Cultural Association in collaboration with the Valtortiano Publishing Center and with the patronage of the Municipality of Viareggio, which hosts the Conference in the hall of the Town Hall.
During a conference’s break the Mayor and Emilio Pisani, in procession with the conference’ participants, goes to the Valtorta house to uncover the plaque that was placed on the facade under the decision of the City Council and at the expense of the CEV.
The Association promoting the Conference was set up by Don Ernesto Zucchini, a priest from the diocese of Massa, who became friend with Gabriele Virili, who financially supported him in his initiatives. Don Zucchini proposed to constitute the Foundation that Pisani and Virili have planned to do together. His mediation was important in order to achieve an agreement on the final draft of the Statute. Emilio Pisani and Gabriele Virili even agreed on the candidacy of Don Zucchini as President of the new Foundation, but an irreconcilable conflict on the composition of the Board of Directors eventually convinced Emilio Pisani to become independent in setting up a Foundation to entrust Maria Valtorta’s heritage, still allowing Gabriele Virili to carry out his project with the Statute that was painstakingly agreed.