The Forest Museum, in loc. Poranceto - Baigno, exploits the recovered area of some old rural buildings in a wonderful centuries-old chestnut tree forest: stable, barn, and dry-house for chestnuts. The small hall on the ground floor presents the botanical, vegetation, and silvicultural features of the four main mountain forests: mixed oak forest, chestnut tree forest, beech tree forest, conifer reforestations; on the gallery, closed by a big and charming glass wall facing the forest, there is a diorama focusing on the relationship forest-animals, while downstairs, in the road environment, the museum deals with the relationship man-forest in its historical development: the traditional management (timber, charcoal), and the chestnut civilization (forest management, transformation, products), with the help of two relief models representing a charcoal pile and a chestnut dry-house.
How to get there:
- from January to March: open on demand
- from April to June: on Sunday, 2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
- July: on Saturday, 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and on Sunday 2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
- August: on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
- September and October: on Sunday, 2.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
- November and December: open on demand.