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DESCRIZIONE

Starting from some collections of objects of work and peasant thought in our area, the museum builds a network of nodes that will explain, in depth, the history of the men who, with those artifacts, have shaped our landscape, cultivated our food, founded our culture. In the countryside there are a row of grapes, a house, a river, haystacks, vegetable gardens, chicken coops, olive trees. Hundreds of years and thousands of arms have built that landscape, according to a collective and social intelligence, which has taken into account the human need in relationship and relationship with the territory, which those men had to feed. The same story is in a piece of Tuscan bread, but you can’t see it: it feels. Thousands of kitchens and hearts and selections of wheat and yeast have produced it. By eating our territory we learn many things about it, and we become its custodians.

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Real more below about museum sections…

Radico Museum: the peasant traditions

The Radico Museum exhibition is divided into sections.

Work the land, with the collection of tools needed for sowing, harvesting, storage, weighing, transportation.

In River fishermen on display are the nets, the bettibellis, the pots, the hyacinth, together with the spontaneous plants of the Serchio native indigenous.

The vine and the wine is the section that collects all the equipment that tells the story of the grape, vine and wine of our territory.

Bulls, horses and mules is the part dedicated to working animals. 

Finally, the ancient collection of wheat and grain is an ancient Tuscan grain that now collects all the germplasm of Tuscan wheat.

A further section is dedicated to Straw Hats, whose production has been a great innovation in the Tuscan agriculture of the 1800s. On display is the history of the straw hat in Pisa and Florence.