The Woodland Museum is incorporated into a network of rural footpaths which criss-cross the Merse Valley. These footpaths provide an excellent way for visitors to get to know the area and to learn about ancient woodland trades.The collection on display in the museum was gathered at the end of the 1970s and was donated by two private citizens, Mrs Borroso and Mrs Cesarini Sforza. The collection was opened to the public after the owners applied to the Provincial Centre of the Documentation of Rural Work.
The Museum studies, protects and provides information about the woods, paying special attention to spreading an awareness to nature and environmental education.
Starting with relics of the life and work of the woodsman, the museum focuses on the close relationship between humans and forests, through studying various past trades, such as charcoal burners and woodcutters, as well as productive activities like the chestnut lifecycle.
The museum also strives to convey the atmosphere and emotions conjured by the wood through accounts and literature.
The Forest Museum has developed a network of well-equipped trails, which branch into the hills of the Upper Merse Valley and offers visitors a long route in the footsteps of the traditional farming community and the old professions linked to the forestry environment.
Contact (ITA): comune.sovicille.si.it