Mostra documentaria sullo storico lanificio "Luigi Lombardi" di Stia

Stia, Luigi Lombardi Wool Mill

Learn about the wool trade at this old mill

The Documentary Exhibition on the history of the Luigi Lombardi Wool Factory was created in 1996 to mark the opening of a temporary exhibition called ‘Sul Filo della lana’, or ‘The Woolen Thread’. The exhibition is housed on the first floor of the old wool mill, in the area which used to be the factory’s office space. The exhibition is privately owned and contains old photos and various historic items such as samples, production documents and accounting registers. There is also a series of symbolic artefacts, such as the bell which used to sound the start and end of the work day at the mill, the mill workers’ banner and the Italian flag of the wool mill which dates to the Sabauda era. There is also a display of clothes made from original Casentino fabrics.

Several pieces, like the old mill machinery, are currently being held in deposit until they can be put on display. One such example is a late nineteenth century friezing machine which was used to make the famous Casentino ‘curled’ fabrics. A wool weaving workshop is also soon to be opened to the public, next to the exhibition. The Documentary Exhibition on the history of the Luigi Lombardi Wool Mill in Stia is a great starting point for visitors wanting to explore the Staggia Valley. The remains of old factories and traces of the canal system are still visible to day above the town of Stia.

Entry fee

Free. Fee for educational activities

Contact information
via Sartori 1
Stia (Arezzo)
Telephone 0575-582685; 0575-507272-77 (Comunità Montana del Casentino)

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