Rural Museums in Emilia-Romagna
Museums to promote the great cultural and social heritage of agriculture in Emilia-Romagna
Published on: 06-05-2022
The Rural Museums allow the visitor to gain a thorough knowledge of the agricultural territory of Emilia-Romagna, its cultural roots, its food and wine products, traditions and folklore that characterise it.
Peasant tradition, the rediscovery of forgotten biodiversity, food and wine culture and folklore are the foundations of the identity of the region, to be handed down to new generations.
In 2011, a survey was carried out to identify museums that promote the great cultural and social heritage of agriculture in Emilia-Romagna.
Peasant tradition is, in fact, an essential part of the identity and cultural richness that characterises our modern agriculture: a handed-down tale that often comes from the voice of the local people, a know-how that is the result of thousands of years of farming experience. Very often nothing is written down, but it is through the emotions of real people, their faces, their hands and their pride in belonging that the visitor can appreciate and discover a world that risks disappearing.