The Museum of the Mountains and Skiing in Stia, is part of the Eco-museum network of Casentino. The museum documents the history and tradition of the mountain communities in the Casentino area, including the raising of livestock, the production of lumber and coal from the forests, and the important cultivation of chestnuts.
The museum also traces the area’s important transit routes used by those in the mountain community, including the roads leading to the Arno River for the transport of tree-trunks to Florence and Pisa.
The museum recalls the more recent recreational activities practiced in these mountains, including the history of the longstanding skiing tradition in the area. The skiing museum is divided into three sections that display: the handmade skis and clothing of the first skiers in the area; the history of skiing in the area; and the history of competitive skiing.
Saturdays, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm;
Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm;
July and August: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5pm to 7:30pm; Sunday and holidays, from 10am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
Disabled access: Partial
vicolo dei Berignoli 5
Tel. Ski Club in Stia: 0575581323; 0575583965; 0575529263; Mountain Community: 0575507272