storia arte natura in Piemonte
“Every castle has its wonders”.
Cold blows of energy that do not correspond to drafts of air from closed windows.
‘Presences’ that reveal themselves with crunches, thuds, sounds, visions, that are not coming from the decline of the environment or the voracity of rodents.
Centuries of life that struggle to forget us.
Centuries of life we are not willing to forget…
Guided through the halls of the castle, the public experiences the thrill of a journey in the past, through the history and the suggestions of the place, from the cellars to the tower, in a mixture of tradition and modernity.
ANCIENT CRAFTS MUSEUM
“In historical memory of work, not to forget …”
The Ancient Crafts Museum is housed in the buildings that were the old granaries of the farm.
It consists of thousands of tools and utensils that were used to manufacture everyday objects and to work in the fields.
They represent the male jobs such as the blacksmith, the carpenter, the lumberjack, the shoemaker, and the crafts that engaged the women, such as the spinning of silk and wool, the processing of hemp and wax, the weaving.
Each of them tells a story, they talk about man, about his manual and creative ability, they testify his fatigue, his intelligence, his perseverance and his patience.
“… in sweet September gather all your clusters of grapes and bring them home, expose them to the sun ten days and ten nights, five days in the shade, on the sixth day pour the gift of Dionysus in the chalices, generous with delights …”
In ancient times they were the “horrendous” dungeon with small narrow and dark cells at the base of the oval towers and later they were transformed into industrious cellars.
There the good wine of Piovera was aged, a precious bordeaux, in odorous oak barrels and in more modern concrete barrels.
Today, no longer used and partly restored, they retain all the charm of the past and they tell of the work in the vineyards with the gerles, the bigonces, the vats, the Leonardo da Vinci’ presses, the jugs and the old bottles that witness their past activity.