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Ecomuseo della Montagna Pistoiese - Polo Didattico dell'Itinerario del Ghiaccio [Pistoian Mountain Ecomuseum - Ice Itinerary Educational Centre]

The Educational Centre was instituted in 1998 in the former school of Pracchia with the purpose of documenting ice production from the late 18th century to the mid 20th century in the Pistoian Mountains, especially in the Reno valley, among the inhabitants of Pracchia and Le Piastre. The exhibition layout presents equipment and models on the techniques of ice making, in addition to photographic documentation. Subjects concerning the Itinerary can be further investigated in a classroom on the premises.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 23/gen/2008