Charles Baudelaire was the name given by the late scholar Antonio Gesualdo to his vast collection of books and archives, the result of a lifetime of continuous and meticulous research.

The work of the Badolato scholar took him beyond the municipal, regional and national borders in his search for books and documents, initially focusing on heraldry and later extending to history, art, philosophy, languages and more.

In the rooms of his “Militerna” palace, which is located at Corso Umberto I, 152 in Badolato Superiore, and has been designated as a library, one can find not only the books he acquired and numerous periodicals, but also several books written by Gesualdo himself, particularly on medieval history, a subject that had been of great interest to him since his student days.

Today, the Library of the Erudite Antonio Gesualdo is open to the public, under the supervision of his heirs, with specific and varied hours for reading, book consultation and the organisation of meetings and conferences.