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Museo Dell'acqua, Villetta Barrea

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  • Small museum housed in an old water mill that illustrates the world tied to the water of the surrounding area and the crafts related to (Miller etc.). With pictures, old instruments and reproductions. Great for toddlers
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  • The Museum houses in the Central Hall, an exhibition entirely dedicated to the history of painting-spectacular water and its life cycle; in the right room, life-size reproduction of the old mill, everyday tools and equipment typical of Miller's craft and a collection of archival documents and historical photographs that tell the story of the Windmill, the fulling mill and power station, in the upstairs room, an exhibition with panels and objects dedicated to the production of wool and a particular textile machine called fulling mill in the room on the ground floor , a small photo exhibition on religious buildings in Villetta Barrea, a few pieces of furniture belonging to the old Parish Church of the village, and the exposure of vestments of 800; in the room on the first floor, an exhibition of vestments (chasubles, copes and dalmatics), altar cloths, copripissidi; in the room on the second floor, a selection of archival documents relating to the old church, all before the earthquake of 1915, a shrine with some "accounts" (of 1700/1800) of major local congregations and four fonts of the old church Santa Maria Assunta; in the room on the third floor, a selection of archival documents tracing the history of the construction of the new parish church and some items of furniture. The medieval tower also has a wonderful panoramic terrace from which you can admire an enchanting scenery.
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  • We have been in this small museum with my daughters of 7 and 3 years. The guide was very friendly and prepared. There is an old mill and through an educational tour explains the importance of water for everyone and the operation of the mill. Upstairs there is an area that is the production of wool, because you used a tool that usually stood in the mill and exploited water power anyway. You also have the little hints about the phenomenon of transhumance. We like because it manages to convey with a language suitable for children, the first notions about the importance of water. The exhibition with the guide takes about half an hour.
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  • Nice Museum place in the Woods.
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