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37. Agricultural Museum: Bonum Comedere

Phone 0377 59144
Street and number Piazza della Chiesa
City Cavacurta

The Agricultural Museum is based inside the former Convent of the Order of Mary’s Servants, inside the cellars under the present parish house. The collection was started in January 1996 thanks to some donations and to the commitment of volunteers who have retrieved from cellars and lofts of old houses a considerable number of domestic objects and handicrafts and agricultural tools, used for stockbreeding, viticulture and wine-making.

This Museum was created with the purpose of offering its visitors a dive into the past: a memory for those who were part of it and history for younger visitors. Lately, thanks to a generous bequest, the museum has been enriched with a considerable number of old volumes that document the history and technique of the agriculture of the Po Valley in the past centuries.

At present, a restoring and redesign work is in progress, expertly run by professor Giacomo Bassi and it is part of a project of “repossession” of the human and territorial dimension of that area of the Lodigiano by the Adda riverside. The name of the Museum “from the work in the fields: bonum comedere” is indicative of the itinerary it wants to suggest, that is, the history of a cycle that is basic and vital for the human being: from agriculture to the production of food for feeding. 

Reservation required, call Mr Pier Mario Calanzani on +39 0377.59144