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The Museum of Farming Life in Montefoscoli

An exhibition of historical farming tools

Palaia
The Museum of Farming Life (Museo della civiltà contadina) in Montefoscoli is housed in palazzo Vaccà Berlinghieri. It celebrates local agricultural traditions and the ancient way of life of past generations of farmers.The museum highlights man’s changing relationship with nature over the centuries by showing various tools and equipment used by farmers. All of the items on display come from the San Gervasio farm in Palaia.

Entry fee: Free. Donations welcome

Disabled access: No

Contact (ITA): museociviltacontadinamontefoscoli.it
Palaia
TAKE IN THE ANCIENT TUSCAN TRADITIONS OF LIVELY RURAL COMMUNITIES AND EVOCATIVE ABANDONED VILLAGES
Palaia is one of the places richest with history in all of the Valdera, with origins stretching all the way back to the 4th century, as shown by the traces of Etruscan presence in the area. In the Early Middle Ages, the town’s castle, called Mons Magnifrido was already documented in 936. This fort’s strategic position was often a source of conflict between Florence, Pisa and Lucca. ...
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