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Reception and Accomodation

Typical products and artecrafts

The Carnival

Eventi e Manifestazioni

What one needs to know

Elenchi professioni turistiche anno 2015



Located inside the "DE CASTELLOTTI-PAGNANELLI" building - 17, Via Roma  Offida (AP)
Tel 0736-88871 0736-888609 Fax 0736-888158
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Foto di di un nucleo familiare anni 30
A photo of a family in the 30s

The museum of Popular Tradition is located inside the nineteenth-century De Castellotti - Pagnanelli building that, since 1998, has also housed the archaeological museum "G. Allevi", the museum of the Lace and the town’s Picture Gallery becoming, this way, a major cultural centre.

A stroll through history:

Founded for a didactic purpose in 1986 as "Museum of the rural and artisan life" by a few teachers of the local middle school "G.Ciabattoni", and located in the basement of the ex convent of S. Agostino.

The new layout has maintained and completed the original one; the materials on display, in fact, are arranged in a simple way in order to let the visitors understand the background and the uses of every object, accompanied by the dialect denomination.

Materials, layout and didactics:

Section 1

A rebuilt model of an ancient kitchen and its typical utensils.

Section 2

Agriculture. It’s the largest section of the Museum and is divided into small groups of objects related to particular uses and manufacturing.

It starts with the various yokes and traces/splinters to pull wagons, traie and agricultural machinery.

A vast section is dedicated to the different types of ploughs, from the so called "perticaro" to the first mechanical plough.

A room is entirely devoted to the harvest, the weighing and conservation of cereal/corn/grain; another room shows the vine growing and production of wine. Here is kept the old copper and masonry cauldron for the production of the traditional "Vino Cotto".

Foto di un'allestimento con gli attrezzi del fabbroleo
the blacksmith's tools on display

Section 3

Handicrafts. Here you can see the models of the artisan shops/laboratories/studios of the cobbler, the tailor, the blacksmith and the carpenter with the different work-tools.

Section 4

The house. There are different types of lamps and lanterns, the pitchers, the utensils and household objects for making cheese and the shearing of barley. A small section is being set up to house the items of clothing and the cleaning of cloths.

Section 5

Spinning. Here you can see the many different spinning and spooling processes up to the most recent knitting/hosiery machines, starting from the production and manufacturing of textile fibres such as hemp, wool and silk.

Foto di un antico telaio
An old Loom

Sector 6

Weaving. The loom and various machines for homemade clothes occupy this last room where samples of cloths of different manufacturing made in Offida over the past centuries are being set.