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Itinerary Ecomuseum Pistoia area born in 1988 active since 1990 by an idea

to create aducational paths but on open air

The brilliant idea of building something that would enhance the area from a

perspective of make eco-sustainable tourism and make the history of the mountain

environment known from Pistoia

The are six open air itineraries that allow you to know the relationship between man

and the environment

Achilli Palace

Achilli Palace is the meeting point where visitors are welcomed where they are held

conferences workshops for children and exhibitions

Itinerary Ecomuseum Pistoia area

The itineraries are :

Ice Route

Give us information about the production of natural ice

diverting the course of the Reno river in the winter mounths a river

that flows in Emilia Romagna

We have the Educational Pole of Ice where the route Ice is reconstructed

ice production with the first factories at the Ice of Madonnina

also offers a trekking route from le Piastre to Ponte Pietri with an amazing views

of the vallleys of Florence and Pistoia

Iron Route

The history of iron and steel in the pre-industrial era i Tuscany is told

iron Museum in Ponte Petri Garden of renewable Energy

We also have a trekking route on the ironworks path along the maresca river

In this itinerary we find the Ferriera papina the most important ancient ironworks

in Tuscany existing

Itinerary of Sacred Art

At the Pieve Santa Maria Assunta Popiglio enriched by sacred vestments images works

of art

From the main square of the church you can reach the educational center where the history

is exhibited of weaving

we find the Castruccio Castracani bridge which delimited the border between Pistoia and Lucca

for access to goods

The legend


Itinerary of Daily Life

very interesting because it allows us to compare our habits today

with the habits of those who have preceded us both at work and in

everyday life

We find the Museum of the people of the Apennines via della Castagna

and via del carbone with all the activities related to these products and the people

who dealt with them

Naturalistic Itinerary

The environment and the flora are illustrated documenting them since prehisotric times

You can find the Forest Botanical garden in Abetone born 1987 and the Naturalistic Museum

Archaeological site of the Pistoia Apennines

Stone Route

it offers a journey back through the history of the Pistoia mountains through

the Via della Francesca della sambuca which connects Pistoia to Bologna

Stone educational center with an exhibition of objects for working stone

The visit to the Acquerino Biogenetic Reserve is interesting

Via Francesca della sambuca

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