SMALL MUSEUM OF HUMBLE JOBS, BORGHETTO LODIGIANO
The Small Museum of Humble Jobs is dedicated to agricultural and artisanal jobs of long ago, and is housed on the top floor of Palazzo Rho, an elegant late-Gothic building located in Borghetto Lodigiano’s main square and now the Town Hall. The Museum contains a great variety of tools and instruments that illustrate various crafts that have now disappeared, such as the cobbler, the blacksmith and the carpenter.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM, CAVACURTA
The Museum is housed in the former convent of the Order of the Servants of Mary, in the cellars beneath the present rectory, The collection consists of objects and tools for agricultural and domestic use, used for livestock rearing, grape growing and wine making, found in local farmsteads and the cellars and attics of old houses.
“CIÒCA E BERLÒCA” FARMING CULTURE MUSEUM, CAVENAGO D’ADDA
The idea behind the museum was to recover traces of the local farming culture which were slowly being lost. The museum is home to over four thousand pieces testifying to agricultural activities, life on the Adda River, livestock rearing, grape growing, milk processing, silkworm rearing, agricultural and artisans’ tools and popular piety.
MUSEO DEL LAVORO POVERO E DELLA CIVILTÀ CONTADINA “MAZZOCCHI – BERTOLOTTI” DI LIVRAGA
The museum houses objects, equipment and tools connected with the country crafts and trades of days gone by. The objects are divided by category with sections devoted to agriculture, milk processing and the numerous crafts that were carried on in farmsteads. There are also reconstructions of farmhouse rooms and workshops that depict trades that have since vanished, as well as a fascinating section reserved for the toys of times past.
CASCINA GRAZZANELL ECO-MUSEUM, MAIRAGO
Housed the old Cascina Grazzanello, which dates back to the XV century, the eco-museum is located in a distinctly agricultural area. The former cowshed contains a collection of old agricultural and domestic tools and equipment. The ancient water mill, the barns, old farmhouses, former stables, the wood oven and other original buildings can all be visited.
RURAL LIFE MUSEUM, MONTANASO LOMBARDO
The rooms of the museum, located in the “Palasson”, give visitors a taste of the atmosphere of the past with the reconstruction of an agricultural worker’s house and a display of tools once used by farmer workers and craftsmen. The section devoted to school and the office is particularly interesting for young visitors.
“LE CASCINE” ECO-MUSEUM, TERRANOVA DEI PASSERINI
“Le Cascine”, a typical Lombardy farmstead with an enclosed courtyard, has been owned by the Vailati-Riboni family since1755. It is divided into two distinct, adjacent units where meat (beef-veal), corn, wheat, barley, soya, tomatoes, beans and permanent pasture hay are produced. In 2002, the stables were converted to a restaurant. For years the farmstead has welcomed school groups and offered food and nutrition education courses where youngsters put themselves to the test through the use of their five senses to arrive at a well-structured view of nutrition and informed balanced consumption.