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the everyday life

It allows to compare the current lifestyle to that of our ancestors, underlining how, in a few decades, our relationship with work and environment went through extreme change.

Museum of the Pistoiese Apennine people
via degli Scoiattoli - Rivoreta.
It suggests a journey through the life of the people living in his area in the past centuries up untill nowadays, stimulating the visitor to identify with the “manufacturing” point of view. Inside the museum there are also: the Toys workshop, where you can assemble simple games starting from recycled materials, and the Wool workshop, where you can see the art of weaving.

Opening hours
March/July- Saturday, Sundays, 6/04, 25/04, 01/05, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 4.00 - 6.00 pm.
August - every day 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 4.00 - 6.00 pm.
September/October - Saturdays, Sundays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 3.00 - 5.00 pm.
November/December - Saturdays, Sundays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

The chestnut trail

via di Paoluccio - Orsigna.
It is a downhill trail spaced out by two self-standing bridges built in accordance with a Leonardo da Vinci’s design. Along the way there is a metato (drying shed) for the drying process of chestnuts. There also is the Molino (mill) di Giamba, with two grindstones that work thanks to the water power. It was built in 1820 and it is still used for milling the chestnuts that are collected in the nearby woods. Before leaving you can visit an educational chestnut grove.
The Charcoal trail
Beyond the Molino di Giamba, proceeding along a dirt trail, it is possible to visit the reconstruction of the charcoal-burner’s shed and a cross-section of a charcoal pit, that give everyone the opportunity to understand the firewood combustion process that led to the production of charcoal.

Opening hours
July/August - Saturdays and Sundays guided visits at 4.00 and 5.30 pm.

Ecomuseum: The Chestnut ways
Thanks to the EU resourches funding in the environmnent of the Axis IV - Measure 421 "Interterritorial and transnational co-operation ENHANCEMENT OF THE TUSCAN TRADITIONAL, ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, TOURIST AND CULTURAL RESOURCHES: THE CHESTNUT WAYS" a new itinerary has been added to the above mentioned ones: the Chestnut Ways.

Educational ideas:
renewable energy
local history
local products
crafts of the past
chestnut culture
oral history
wool spinning demontration
construction of toys with recycled materials

Laboratorio del giocattolo a Rivoreta (foto di Lorenzo Gori)

Museo della gente dell'Appennino Pistoiese (foto di Chiara Traversari)

Molino di Giamba a Orsigna 

Carbonaia didattica a Orsigna