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Museo Emilio Ferrari di cultura contadina di Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, The Emilio Ferrari Museum

The collection belonged to the Genoa-born engineer Emilio Ferrari, after which the museum is named

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Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
The museum conserves and showcases a collection of equipment, utensils and instruments that document the evolution of production processes and artisan activities linked to the rural tradition of the Chianti area. The museum also holds a rather important collection of copper utensils and containers of various locations from the 19th century.

In the first room, visitors can admire instruments used by carpenters, shoe smiths and steel smiths as well as a group of copper utensils used in the home. In the second room, the instruments used by farmers, at work and in the home, are on display. There are plans in the works to expand the display area outdoors where larger instrument and equipment can be showcased, like tractors and other large equipment.

Opening hours:
Summer (April-October): from Monday to Saturday, from 9am-12pm and 4pm-7pm; Sundays and holidays, from 9:30am-12:30pm. Extraordinary opening only by request in the winter.
Price: free entrance.
Accessible to the disabled.

Via del Giglio 47
San Donato in Poggio
Tel.: 0558072338
E-mail: cultura@comune.tavarnelle-val-di-pesa.fi.it
Website: http://www.sandonatoinpoggio.it/html/home.php
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Famous for the Vallombrosan monastery of Badia di Passignano
Tavarnelle was once a Roman station, called Tebernulae in a document dated 790 AD. It later became part of the Florentine Republic, but was never involved in the territorial wars between the Florentines and the Sienese. Until 1892, it was part of the municipality of Barberino Val d’Elsa, and on January 1, 1893, it gained autonomy, becoming its own municipality. ...