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. CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORYOctober 6, 1952 “In Viareggio, the M. Pisani Publishing House based in Isola del Liri, represented by Cav. Michele Pisani was Emilio owner of the same, and Miss Maria Valtorta was Giuseppe, who acts for herself, heirs and successors in title for any reason, ... "is the beginning of the publishing contract stipulated for the work of Maria Valtorta. January 14, 1985 Emilio Pisani, son of Michele, who edited the editions of Maria Valtorta's work, published by the M. Pisani Publishing House, established with his wife Claudia Vecchiarelli the company Centro Editoriale Valtortiano snc, with the aim of continuing to take care of the publication of the works by Maria Valtorta and to develop, document and spread the knowledge of her in person, in her writings and in her ideals. May 20, 1986 The Centro Editoriale Valtortiano snc is transformed into an srl, which can be initialed "CEV srl", with a Statute which in a paragraph of art. 4 states: The company may also take care of the establishment of a Foundation or Body that collects the moral and material inheritance of Maria Valtorta.. February 26, 1998 The Order of Servants of Mary transfers the house of Maria Valtorta in Viareggio, of which it is the owner, to the company CEV srl, by means of a deed of sale, retaining the right of usufruct in favour of Marta Diciotti, testamentary heir of Maria Valtorta. February 5, 2001 Marta Diciotti dies and her holograph will is published in favour of the CEV, which becomes the owner of the original manuscripts of Maria Valtorta with attached rights and duties, as well as everything in the house, from furnishings to Valtortian documents and memories, continuing the CEV to publish and disseminate, as Publisher, the works of Maria Valtorta.. July 19, 2005 Emilio Pisani has obtained an appointment with Gabriele Virili, to whom he asks for advice on the idea of setting up a Foundation to entrust the Valtortian heritage. Gabriele Virili, considered an expert in the field of Foundations and Associations, is an accountant from Terni who purchases many copies of Maria Valtorta's work from the CEV to disseminate them. In the meeting, which takes place in Rome, Virili confides to Pisani that he too wants to create a Foundation that has the purpose of promoting knowledge and dissemination of Valtortian work. The agreement arises spontaneously to create the "Maria Valtorta Foundation" together with the conferral of the Valtortian heritage by the CEV and a liquid heritage by Gabriele Virili. Negotiations for the drafting of a Statute begin immediately, negotiations that will present recurring difficulties, up to causing long interruptions over time, due to details desired by Gabriele Virili and not shared by Emilio Pisani. May 30, 2009 A Valtortian Studies Conference is 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 break of the conference 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 a friend of Gabriele Virili who financially supports him in his initiatives. Don Zucchini offer himself to constitute the Foundation that Pisani and Virili have planned to do together. His mediation will achieve the purpose of an agreement on the definitive drafting of the Statute. Emilio Pisani and Gabriele Virili will even agree on the candidacy of Don Zucchini as President of the new Foundation, but an irreconcilable conflict on the composition of the Board of Directors will convince Emilio Pisani to become independent in setting up the Foundation to entrust Maria Valtorta's inheritance, allowing Gabriele Virili to carry out his project with the Statute that was painstakingly agreed. November 3, 2009 Emilio Pisani sends Gabriele Virili, and CC to Ernesto Zucchini, the following message by e-mail: Dear prof. Virile, I wish you well for the Foundation, from whose constitution my wife and I dissociate for an obvious reason. Therefore we will not be co-founders, we will not be among the administrators, we will not host the registered office with us. For sense of justice and charity, I ask for two favours: 1) that the name of the Foundation to be changed, so that the use of the name of Maria Valtorta is reserved for a Foundation that can collect her Legacy; 2) that the article on the Purpose is reformed and, as a consequence, point b) about the Activities is deleted. The article on the Purpose required a long work of mine, which has reached a good synthesis in its current form, which I would like to be able to use exclusively. The two changes, which I ask as favours, are easy to implement on your part and on Don Zucchini's part. One more favour. Some time ago I sent you, at your request, a photocopy of two very confidential documents. I never knew, nor did I understand, what they could be used for. I trusted you and sent them to you. I still trust and ask you, simply, to destroy those photocopies and leave no trace of them. Thanks for everything. Emilio Pisani The obvious reason is the following: Virili and Zucchini, rejecting the legitimate requests of Pisani and Vecchiarelli, have set up a Board of Directors that puts in minority the directors of the party that would have conferred the Valtortian heritage of the CEV. The electronic message of Emilio Pisani remains unanswered. January 8, 2010 Gabriele Virili sends by e-mail to Emilio Pisani, without any prior notice, the deed of incorporation of the "Fondazione Maria Valtorta onlus", drawn up in the office of a Notary in Viareggio on December 10, 2009. As Chairman of the Board of Directors he was designated Zucchini Ernesto. The Foundation will obtain recognition of legal personality from the Prefecture of Lucca, but the Revenue Agency will deny it the status of a non-profit organization. July 19, 2010 The CEV srl and Emilio Pisani and his spouse Claudia Vecchiarelli, after having drawn up a new Statute, constitute the Heritage Foundation with a public deed, which they call "Fondazione Maria Valtorta CEV" having been deprived of the authority, if not the right, to call it "Foundation Maria Valtorta ". With a new public act of October 28, 2010 , the Statute undergoes an adjustment, following which the Revenue Agency registers the Foundation in the Onlus Registry. On 29 June 2011 the Prefecture of Frosinone registered the Foundation, which became a non-profit organisation, in the register of legal entities, after Emilio Pisani had to illustrate in a written report the substantial difference between its aims and those of the Foundation of the same name, which was recognised by the Prefecture of Lucca without having obtained the status of non-profit organisation. Year 2011 Gabriele Virili, who, by virtue of a guarantee clause included in the Statute, exercises a certain power over the Foundation he set up for three years, proposes to Emilio Pisani, who immediately joins, to merge the two Foundations into one. The purpose is not reached because Virili wants the merge of both the Foundations upon termination of both, and Pisani wants to merge the Foundations by incorporation (one merges in the other). The three years of the guarantee clause expire and all power remains in the hands of President Zucchini, to whom Emilio Pisani will unsuccessfully propose to change the name of his Foundation (calling it, for example, "Fondazione Accademia Valtortiana") in order to allow mutual recognition with a spirit of true service to the Valtortian cause. February 10, 2020 With a public deed, the "Maria Valtorta Cev Foundation", commissioned by the Valtortiano Publishing Center and chaired by Emilio Pisani, changes its name to "Maria Valtorta Heritage Foundation" and adapts the Statute to the new legislation, which changes the name of the non-profit organization (organization non-profit of social utility) in that of ETS (third sector body) maintaining the same prerogatives. July 24, 2020 The newly formed Board of Directors of the “Maria Valtorta Heritage Foundation ets” meets for the first time. President: Emilio Pisani – Vice president: Bruno Forte Councillors (in alphabetical order): Gabriele Cajano, Daniele Fiorletta, Donata Morelli, Fiammetta Pagnanelli, Giovanni Palladino, Vittoria Ramondelli, Carlo Ursillo. External secretary: Corrado Zaccardelli.