Have you ever wondered how people in the Tuscan countryside lived many years ago? If you think about it, are not so it's not even that long ago. This center, which is part of the Ecomuseum of Casentino, is located in the Ronda Tower of Castel Focognano, one of the few remnants of the castle. The aim of the Documentation Center is to collect objects related to the socio-economic conditions of the people of the area and to document their traditions, beliefs, customs, habits and effects on the environment over time.
The exhibition rooms illustrate the unique aspects of peasant culture in the territory and are divided into three sections. In the first one, about the work in the woods and fields, are displayed tools related to the wheat cycle and tree felling. The second section is dedicated to pastoralism and transhumance, where tools referring to milk processing, shearing and the movement of flocks are exhibited. In the last section, focused on wool processing, in which the main instruments once used in the home are shown. From carding and spinning to warping and weaving, the entire production process from fleece to fabric can be traced.
It doesn't end here, to discover the traditional Casentino and Tuscan culture, take a walk in the historic village of Castel Focognano. Discover the Loggia del Podestà, dating back to the 15th century, with its numerous stone coats of arms of the nobility of the past and you see how the community of Castel Focognano used the bread oven in the past.
The Documentation Center is temporarily closed.