The museum is housed in the 12th century hospice originally used as a hospital for travelers making the trip across the Appennino pass which was one of the principle routes running from northern to southern Italy. The history of the collection is linked to the life of Don Luigi Pellegrino, spiritual guide in San Pellegrino then in the Chiozza parish. The idea for the museum came about during the renovation of the hospice. The collection of tools, domestic objects and furniture from the Garfagnana area, was begun in 1968 and was further enriched in the 1970s as other portions of the hospice were renovated. Some of the objects came from donations while others were purchased by Don Luigi Pellegrini from owners or antique sellers in the area. The first room was opened in 1970. The museum was gradually enlarged and was purchased by the Lucca Provincial Administration in 1986.
Partial, limited to the first room and one bathroom
Contact (ITA): centrotradizionipopolari.it