Ecomuseo del Casentino - Museo della Casa Contadina [Casentino Ecomuseum - Peasant's House Museum]
The Museo della Casa Contadina was opened to the public in 1998 and is managed by the Janus Museum Cultural Association, instituted in the same year. In 1999 it became part of the Casentino Ecological Museum's Agricultural and Pasturage System. In the building it occupies, which replicates the typical rural house of the Lower Casentino area, the working environments and domestic life of the peasants have been reconstructed. The exhibition is organized in a sequence based on the activities carried out in the various spheres. From the cellar to the stables to the kitchen, each room conserves the ancient instruments employed in the work done there.
The ethnological collection, which has been catalogued by the Region of Tuscany, was put together over the course of many years by Giancarlo del Pasqua, President of the Association. The exhibition includes not only the previously mentioned objects of domestic use, but also instruments linked to the activities of farming and craftsmanship (shoemakers and smith's tools) dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Texts by Stefania Mangia
English translation by Catherine Frost
Last update 17/gen/2008