Art and Rural Life in ValSeriana

The work in ValSeriana has been always linked to the farm and industrial culture, base of the usual life which today is preserved in different museums.
An innovative point of view is offered by Museo delle pietre coti (Mupic) of Nembro, placed in an old house of Bonorandi Family. Whereas Val Gandino proves its strong textile activity in Museo del tessile “Martinelli Ginetto” of Leffe (place in an ex-factory of ’60s) and the “ciodera” of Gandino, used always in textile field. For the upper ValSeriana, point of reference is the Museo Etnografico Alta ValSeriana (MEtA) of Ardesio, focalised on the themes of spinning and weaving of wool, on the work of woodsmen, charcoal-burners and miners. The Casa Museo di Piario and the Museo della cultura locale of Valbondione are different from the classic idea of museum, taken place in an atmosphere of home and authenticity. The local history of Val di Scalve is proved by the Museo Etnografico di Schilpario, located inside the old mill. To conclude we signal the Ecomuseo della Val Borlezza, with its interesting path dedicated to water mills and to the grinding.

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