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Here you can find a list of museums in the Monregalese Valleys and Tanaro. You will find ethnographic, natural history museums, and local handicrafts museums such as the chocolate museum or the museum of Vicoforte of Mondovì Ceramics.

 

VALLEYS OF MONDOVI’


FRABOSA SOPRANA - Museo Etnografico

Piazza Bersezio, 2
Tel. +39.0174.349137; +39.0174.349240

This museum has been created inside two communicating rooms, which are part of the parish church buildings. It houses a miniature charcoal pile and various tools used by charcoal burners, as well as a series of tools used for hemp manufacturing, milk- processing and for chestnut growing.

FRABOSA SOTTANA -  Museo della Montagna e della sua Gente
Frazione Miroglio - Ufficio Turistico Mondolè
Tel. +39.0174.244481 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The museum, which is housed in the former elementary school of Frazione Miroglio (Miroglio hamlet), reproduces former home environments, professions and workplaces complete with furnishings, clothes, objects and a collection of 600 agricultural tools that can be traced back to the first half of the Twentieth Century.

MOMBASIGLIO - Castello di Mombasiglio - Museo Bonaparte
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 19 –
Tel. +39 0174 780268 - Fax +39 0174 782935
www.itinerarionapoleonico.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The museum, which is housed in the former elementary school of Frazione Miroglio (Miroglio hamlet), reproduces former home environments, professions and workplaces complete with furnishings, clothes, objects and a collection of 600 agricultural tools that can be traced back to the first half of the Twentieth Century.
 

MONDOVI'- Museo della Ceramica
Piazza Maggiore, 1 -
Ufficio turistico: tel. +39.0174.40389 - Comune di Mondovì: tel. +39.0174.59274
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Visiting the Museo della Ceramica means discovering the production techniques and decorative trends that followed one after the other over the course of almost two centuries. The history of the industrial, artistic and cultural development of the Monregalese ceramics region is illustrated with the aid of exhibition panels and with an accessible language, enriched by multimedia aids with a strong and immediate showy impact.
Inside the two halls, distributed over almost 600 square metres, over six hundred ceramics are exhibited; while there are two thousand pieces held in deposits that can be visited, aimed at students, collectors and experts in the subject.
The exhibition is designed as a journey inside a factory where the visitor is introduced, and helped by a multimedia aid in the various phases of ceramics production; from the composition of the raw material, to the techniques of decoration and moulding of same with the final exhibition in the market area of representative pieces of every single technique and the instruments to create it.
 

MONDOVI'- Museo della Stampa
Mondovì Piazza, via Misericordia n. 3
Monregaltour: tel. +39.0174.40389
www.comune.mondovi.cn.it   

This is one of the most complete collections of printing machinery and tools in Italy. The main stages of this fascinating craft and its most creative expressions, copperplate engraving and lithography, are represented here with these collections. This Museum houses collections of machinery, which were patiently gathered by engineer Ernesto Saroglia from Torino (1908-1989) and are owned by the “Associazione Museo Universale della Stampa di Rivoli” (Universal Printing Museum Association of Rivoli). Visitors will also have the opportunity to admire tools and machinery of the Editrice Tipografia Moderna (Modern Printers Publishing House) of Commendatore Arnaldo Belloni (1900-1991) of Nizza Monferrato, and several pieces of machinery collected by the Associazione Amici di Piazza (Piazza’s Friends Association).
 

PAMPARATO - Museo degli usi e dei Costumi della gente di montagna
Via Chiesa 39
Tel. +39.0174.351141
www.comune.pamparato.cn.it  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The Associazione Pro Loco (Local Tourist Office) of the Frazione di Serra Pamparato has founded this museum in 1987. It is housed in the former nursery school, which retains its original characteristics. Visitors will find a perfect reconstruction of three rooms: a kitchen with a fireplace and wooden furniture, a bedroom with a large "a barca" (boat shaped) bed, and a primary school classroom with the four original desks, the exercise books, the blackboard and the refectory table with holes for the bowls.
 

VICOFORTE - Museo del cioccolato
c/o Ristorante San Marco Via Francesco Gallo, 19
Tel. +39.0174.563312, Fax +39.0174.565821
www.silviobessone.it  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An interesting small chocolate museum offers a curious itinerary to the visitors: the Bank of the World Cocoa, the Kitchen Theatre, the List of the Chocolate in the World, the Choccothek, the Chocco Show Room and the area Taste of Wellness where relaxing treatments with chocolate and energizing oils are made by professionals. (the reservation is compulsory)
 

VICOFORTE - Museo storico Michele Ghisleri
Santuario di Vicoforte

The museum was established in 1966 as a part of the celebrations of the fourth centenary of the election of the Bishop Michele Gislieri as pope under the name of Pius V. The museum includes an extensive documentation related to the construction of the famous sanctuary, begun in 1596 by Ascanio Vittozzi. Sacred vestments, vessels, missal are part of the treasure of the sanctuary.


VALLE TANARO


CAPRAUNA - Museo di Caprauna

Piazza S. Antonio
Tel: 0174.391814 - 347.0502394

The Museum, inaugurated in 2000, is housed in what was once the elementary school, and is divided into three sections: nature, history and ethnography.
Its "Nature" section holds historical documents and photographs of the caves, flora and fauna of the karstic region of Rocca dell'Arma; the "Ethnographic" section holds a collection of objects, clothing, photographs and testimonies to the rural traditions, dating to the 18th and beginning of the 19th Century; the "Historical" sections houses panels, reproductions and casts of specimens from the Iron Age, Bronze Age and the Roman Era of the Val Pennavaire
 

GARESSIO - Museo Geospeleologico di Garessio
Museo di speleologia.
Piazza Carrara, 137 – tel. +39.0174.805670
www.museodigaressio.co.cc – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This museum, which focuses on production cycles during Prehistory and History, was founded in 1970, with the purpose of exhibiting archaeological and geological finds both from this area and from areas geographically distant from each other. The techniques used for making everyday objects, from prehistory up to the end of the Ancient Age, and their diffusion in different cultural environments, are illustrated through stone, ceramics, glass and iron artefacts on display here.
 

ORMEA - Museo Etnografico
Via Madonna degli Angeli
Telefono: 0174-392157
Fax: 0174-392157

Located in a private home in the old town, the museum RIPRONONE a housing system typical of the upper val Tanaro at the beginning of the last century. On the ground floor the wood worker, blacksmith and basket maker’s work area can be visited. On the first floor are the kitchen with a set table and a bedroom; while on the second floor is a room with religious furnishings, one dedicated to working milk and chestnuts, a reconstruction of a game room and a women’s work room and a classroom with old benches. A journey through memory that leads to the awareness of how our day to day life has changed, through faithful reconstruction of some of the most important domestic habitats of the past.


ORMEA - Museo del giocattolo – jouetoys

Casa delle Meridiane - Via Roma 3
tel. +39.0174.392157

The Toy Museum in Ormea was inaugurated in the summer 2004. It is located in the centre, towards the end of the pedestrian street that comes from the station. The objects shown come largely from a vast private collection of a Piedmontese citizen.

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