The museum is located inside the medieval hostel for wayfarers and pilgrims. It is one of the most important collections of material cultural objects in central Italy. The exhibited material is an expression of the artisan, peasant and pastoral tradition of the Serchio Valley and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, and covers a period of time that goes from the beginning of the 19th century to nowadays.

The exhibition is divided into 14 rooms organized according to different themes: from the reconstructions of environments related to the rural house (the kitchen, the cellars, the bedrooms), to the proposition of production cycles (bread-making, spinning and weaving and dairy).

A considerable number of tools documents the agricultural work, with reference to the different moments of the farmer’s activity (plowing, harvesting, processing and conservation of the products) and the artisan one, re-proposing the workshop of the blacksmith, carpentry and the candles.

Museo Etnografico Don Luigi Pellegrini 

San Pellegrino in Alpe (Castiglione di Garfagnana)

tel +39 0583-649072 


Opening hours 2024:

June – September from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 1.30 and from 14.00 to 17.00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closing day on Monday

€1.50 reduced (under 12 and over 65 and for organized groups of over 20 people)
Free for children up to 6 years.

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