Don Luigi Pellegrini Ethnographic Museum is situated in San Pellegrino in Alpe, the highest inhabited town of the Apennines. It collects precious evidences of the rural and household life of the past centuries. It is situated in 14 halls of the ancient hospice annexed to the sanctuary and houses a considerable heritage of agricultural tools, furnishing, and local handicrafts coming both from the territory of Modena and Reggio and from the north-eastern Garfagnana, bordering with San Pellegrino. The museum is dedicated to some aspects of the farmers and shepherds' life. There are reconstructions of some rooms of the rural house and working places where household activities and craftwork were carried out.Further information
Situated at the foot of Mt. Cimone in location Passo del Lupo, at 1,500
meters of altitude, Esperia Botanic Garden houses 32 flowerbeds with
over 200 among the most significant species of the characteristic flora of the
Apennines, the Alps, and the mountain chains of Asia.
It covers about 3 hectares and includes the garden and a natural area formed by a beech wood. Moreover, annexed to the garden there is a small shelter-laboratory where you can find the herbarium and a rich photo library dedicated to the flora of the protected area.
The one and only botanic garden of the Apennines of Modena, it exclusively pursues scientific aims, but it is open to anyone who would like to enjoy the "silent messages" of nature. The plants are situated in environment reconstructions including a lake and some streams where you can observe the typical species of the high-mountain wetlands.