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Museum of Agriculture and Rural World

It offers a selection of the most significant relics of rural and handicraft culture of the mid-plain in the Reggio Emilia area, with some sections dedicated to field work, viticulture, spinning, weaving, mill, pork-butchering, milk and cheese "parmigiano/reggiano".

Address and contacts

Corso Umberto I, 22 - 42018 San Martino in Rio
Phone 0039 0522 636726 - Bureau
Phone 0039 0522 636740 - Museum
Email museo@comune.sanmartinoinrio.re.it
Website Museo dell'Agricoltura e del mondo rurale

The Museum is displayed at the ground floor of the Estense Fortress.

Opening times

From October 10 th 2020

On the weekdays: with reservation at least 2 days before
€ 4.00 - Adult
€ 2.00 - Reduced (children aged 12 to 18 years, University students, over 65 and over the groups 10 people)
Free - children up to 12 years, disabled people and carers

Saturday - Free entrance
9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Sunday and holidays - Guided tour Museum + Estense Fortress, entrance fee
10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
3.30 - 7.00 p.m.
(3.00 - 6.30 pm from October 25th to March 28th 2021)

Closed on Sundays in August

Prices

Sundays and Holidays (Museum Entrance + guided tour Estense Fortress)

€ 5.00 - Adult 
€ 1.00 - Reduced (children aged 12 to 18 years, University students, over 65 and over the groups 10 people)
Free - Children up to 12 years, disabled people and carers, residents and the museum material donors)

How to get there

San Martino in Rio

By car
When coming from Reggio Emilia (15 km), take National Road SS468 travelling in the direction of Correggio. At Fazzano, take the Provincial Road (SP) and follow signs to San Martino in Rio.
From the exit Carpi of the A22 motor-way (8 km), follow the signs to San Martino in Rio.

By bus
Public transport service bus bus No. 41

Historical notes

The museum, built in 1968 and restored in 1994, offers a wide selection of the most significant relics of rural and handicraft culture of the mid-plain in the Reggio Emilia area. There are sections dedicated to: field work, hemp cultivation, viticulture, breeding, spinning, weaving, cordage, whip and broom manufacture, shaving production, mill, cheese factories, pork-butchering, rural house.
The museum is located in the halls of the Estense Fortress (building founded between the 12th and the 18th centuries, one of the most interesting in the region Emilia-Romagna) and is divided into four sections: territory, rural world and agricultural production, places of processing (e.g. hemp, shaving, millet, flour, meat, cheese) and rural house. This is the result of a research developed by a group of experts who collected and preserved a large amount of material, oral and documentary proof of the local rural world, as it was until the beginning of this century, before the modern mechanization. There are also a library and archives for photos, slides, videos, and so on.