In piazza a Figline Valdarno
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Museum of Farming Life, Figline Valdarno

A collection of tools and artifacts that bear witness to a bygone way of life

Figline Valdarno
The Museum of Farming Life is housed in what were the stables and oil press of an old farmhouse attached to the eleventh century Romanesque church of Gaville.The items on display illustrate the work and traditions of farming life from the eighteenth century to the end of the 1960s. Most of the museum’s collections come from the Valdarno region, although there are some items from other areas on display for comparative purposes. Each room in the museum is dedicated to a particular job and documents the most important aspects of rural life in the Valdarno region, especially relating to the production of olive oil. The eighteenth century oil press is of particular interest as it is in perfect condition. Visitors should also note the ancient wine cellars and a herb garden with locally grown medicinal herbs.

Opening hours
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 3pm-7pm
By appointment only at other times

Entry fee
€1,00

Disabled access
No

Contact information
Pieve di San Romolo
Gaville
FIGLINE VALDARNO (Florence)
Telephone 055 9501083
E-mail info@museogaville.it
http://www.museogaville.it/

 
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