Entering the Traditions of the people of Lusiana in Museum Palazzon is like taking a trip back in time and finding yourself suddenly facing life as it used be many years ago in places, flavours and everyday objects of the past.
They are the homes of the grandparents and great-grandparents, so different from those of the present, with rooms one above the other separated by "garrets" made of boards.
On the ground floor, there is the kitchen with the "fogolaro" (fireplace) for preparing food, especially porridge and soups, and the stone "seciaro" (sink) with copper "seci" (buckets) for water, hanging in plain sight. In the cellar you will come across vats and barrels for wine, and tools to prepare and store foods such as sauerkraut, dried meat and wine made from apples and pears.
The space below is used for pork processing for the production of sausages, sopresse salami and other typical meats. Speaking of food, one could not miss the milk, butter, cheese and "puina" (ricotta cheese), which you can rediscover following the path into the "casara" (a house for cooking cheese) with a "caliera" (copper pot), the most important of items. Other evocative spaces have been set up upstairs.
In the room, there is a bed with the "stramasso", a mattress made with "scartossi del granoturco" (corn waste) and other special objects, such as the "fogara" (a special portable heater) to heat the rough hemp sheets. You can see the rural setting with the "piantèle" (plots) for the cultivation of wheat, from which the "fastughi" (pieces of straw) were obtained for the creation of "dressa de paja" (twisted cord), which for centuries had been used for making bags and hats. So were the houses up to fifty years ago, at the time of our grandparents, which seems a long time ago. Rooms and objects, which tell fascinating stories to the visitors of today, to the remembering adults and to the children, to make them remember.
Other rooms tell the story of wool yarn, starting from sheep and ending at popular clothing. No one could miss the "sgalmare", shoes with soles made of wood, reinforced with iron pegs that one can see in the cobbler's corner. Another room includes the school corner with... pens and inkwells of the days gone by.
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