Tramonto nel Mugello

Casa d’Erci

Discovering local trades in the Mugello with a museum spotlighting the rural culture

Loc. Grezzano – Borgo San Lorenzo
Visitors who are interested in learning more about the rural culture of the Mugello area, won’t want to miss a trip to the Casa d’Erci  - Peasant Culture Museum. It boasts interesting exhibitions spotlighting various themes such as raising animals, working the land, harvesting, threshing, working in the wine cellar or the olive press and granary. The museum also showcases fundamental domestic tasks like spinning, weaving, laundry and various kinds of craftsmanship. You’ll be able to see several replicas of reconstructed in-door settings like an old-style bedroom, cellar and kitchen. Don’t miss the museum’s incredible sections dedicated to forestry, popular religion and traditional means of transport, scholastic documents, wood-working and much more. 

Don’t miss taking a stroll along the Museum’s Naturalistic-Historic Path. This 1,500-meter trail hosts 120 labeled plants. Thanks to this interesting living exhibition, visitors will have the chance to get to know more about the vegetation that characterizes local landscape. The museum also hosts a specialized library, complete with photographic and historical archives as well as various publications published by the Erci group. A visit to Casa d’Erci wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the ‘Mulino Faini di Grezzano’ a windmill built in the 1400s, that was purchased by the Faini family in 1780; they still own and manage the structure, today.  

Opening hours:
Summer (during Day Light Savings): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - 3pm – 7pm
Closed Easter and Christmas day.

CASA D'ERCI – the Peasant Culture Museum
Loc. Grezzano – Borgo San Lorenzo
For information and reservations:
tel. +39 055 8492519 – 338 6880647 – 333 6683897

For info and reservations:
tel. +39 055 8492580– 331 2111598
Borgo San Lorenzo
A fascinating town to visit
Borgo San Lorenzo was founded around the court of the Ubaldini family, in a place where an ancient Roman village once stood. Historically, it has always been the most important town in the Mugello area thanks to its strategic position near the two roads that link the valley to Florence: the Faentina Road and the Bolognese Road. ...