The Istituto Nazionale Tostiano during its activities has progressively occupied itself about other musical and musicological arguments in addition to the study of Tosti. These include the lutherie biennials called “Liuteria del mezzogiorno” which realized in collaboration with the ISMEZ of Rome have constituted one of the few southern events dedicated to the classic lutherie and the instrumentals of the folk tradition. To better frame these activities we choose to attach the Introduction written by Francesco Sanvitale for the volume “Liuteria nel mezzogiorno” 1958-1987 with the acts of conference on: The Italian lutherie production: safeguard of the quality and commercial promotion in Italy and abroad edited Francesco Sanvitale; collaboration of Nicoletta Bardi, Rome, ISMEZ, Il Ventaglio, 1989.