Welcome to the website of the Felicita and Enrico Bignaschi and Sons Foundation


The Felicita and Enrico Bignaschi and Sons Foundation was established in 1981 through a legacy left by Mrs Maria Bignaschi. In 1983, the Foundation was recognised as a non-profit organisation of public interest by Lombardy Regional Council.
Its chief objectives are:

  • to promote the scientific study of welfare, the condition of the elderly and disadvantaged subjects; to study all forms of privation among the young with particular attention to the impact of the new poverties on the questions affecting young people;
  • to run a library for the above-mentioned areas open to public and holding around 5.500 volumes and 19 subscribed periodicals;
  • to help the aged, disabled and other subjects in need in the Municipality of Boffalora Ticino and other municipalities in north-west Milan.



pilaFrom its very first years, the Foundation has equipped itself with a specialised library open to the public. It holds at present around 5500 volumes and 19 subscribed periodicals. There are also some first editions.

The library is open to the general public and it is not necessary to join the library in order to use it. Books can be consulted on the premises or taken out on loan (maximum of 3). Periodicals may be consulted only in the library.


Opening hours are normally:

Monday to Friday
10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.–6.30 p.m.

by appointment fixed with the Administrator on the phone

Phone+39 02.8057718