The Montagna Pistoiese ecomuseum features itineraries, museums, learning centres and historical artifacts that guide us in understanding the relationship between the locals and the environment. Across the centuries, water, stones and wood provided raw materials and energy, progressively simplifying the creation and use of innovative machinery, such as ironworks, ice-houses and mills.
Similarly to the one in Casentino, this Ecomuseum offers outdoor theme-based routes: ice, iron, sacred art, everyday life, nature trail and stone. Some tips: the Museum and educational garden of the iron trail in Pontepetri, the Botanical and forest garden of Abetone and Palazzo Achilli in Gavinana are definitely worth your visit.
Lastly, let’s not forget the Ironworks Suspension Bridge, the Castruccio Bridge, and the Stars Park, present in our article “4 things not to miss in the Pistoia mountains”.
Learn more on the website of the Ecomuseum.