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Rural Civilization Museum

Museum Center of the Farming Civilization
Museum Center of the Farming Civilization
Rural Civilization Museum
Rural Civilization Museum
Museum Center of the Farming Civilization
Museum Center of the Farming Civilization

Via Roma
06022 Fossato di Vico (PG)

Municipality: Fossato di Vico Region: Umbria

Tel. 075/919366

The Rural Civilization Museum was born thanks to Prof. Luigi Galassi from Fossato di Vico, who collected about 1,600 pieces and placed them on the three floors of the former school building. In the Museum it is possible to observe objects which were used every day by peasants. A room is dedicated to a collection of means of transport (the gig, the cattle cart, the bike, the sledge), while another room is dedicated to objects used by shepherds (the shepherd's umbrella fixed on a cane frame, twigs to make ricotta cheese, the mistico to break the rennet built with olive tree wood, the so-called mazzo used to hammer the poles in the sheep enclosure). Another room preserves objects linked to several professions (the carpenter's bench, sickles, hoes and many objects used by smiths, masons, shoemakers, and tailors). In another room there is a reconstruction of the bedroom including a big wrought iron bed, bedwarmer, nightstand, enamelled water jug, washbasin, and the chest with the trousseau; another room houses the kitchen with the big fireplace, the bread table, and the water jugs. Also the cellar is well represented with its barrels, presses, and demijohns. It is also possible to see a characteristic classroom of the 1950s, with desks and ink-stand, benches, geographical maps, blackboard, educational toys, the teacher's stick, the wooden pencilcase with all the necessary things to write. Outdoors, there are the tools used for land farming, the plough, the harrow, the sowing machine, the mowing machine.
Moreover, you can admire a loom and its tools; and again irons, Regina Margherita sewing machines dating back to 1880, and a Necchi from the early 20th century.

Opening times: At the moment, not open to the public (to be renovated).


For further information: Prof. Luigi Galassi - Via Roma - 06022 Fossato di Vico (PG) - Tel. +39 075 919366
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