Where: Via Gramsci - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO)
A museum with a new multimedia exhibition documenting the hemp processing, the most profitable economic resource in Pieve from the 19th century to the Sixties of the 20th century.
This activity involved sectors related to agriculture, to commerce, to crafts and early local industries. Inside Porta Asìa are exposed testimonies of all that concerned the work of this natural fiber, from seed to finished product.
On display there are tools of the trade. There are tools of the farmer who produced the hemp, those of the hemp comber, of the spinner who turned it into balls of yarn, of the the weaver who obtained the canvas. They are primitive objects, warn because in the long contested by strong, skilled and tireless hands.
"The work related to hemp - we read on the page dedicated to the museum on the site of the Minicipality of Pieve - was a patient art. An art made of hard work, skill, dedication, experience. Hemp was a treasure that provided a living to the vast majority of people of the village. A vital element that also urged the local pride aimed to obtain a product of high quality and value. The hemp in our area was among the most renowned both for the colour both for the strength of the fiber".
Timetable: the Museum is open by appointment.
Entrance: 5€, including the entrance to all the Pieve di Cento Museums network (Museo delle Storie di Pieve, Archivio fotografico digitale G. Melloni, Pinacoteca Civica, Teatro e Museo della Musica, Museo della Canapa). The ticket can be purchased at the Museo delle Storie di Pieve (Piazza della Rocca 1) where a ticket vending machine is available.
The entrance is free for: residents, under 18, university students, Bologna Museums Card, people with disabilities and support person, teachers accompanying schoolchildren, tourist guides with licence, servicepersons.
Reduced ticket (3€): groups of 8 paying customers or more, over 70, FAI members, "Libera Università" members
Info: Servizio Cultura Unione Reno Galliera
Ph. 0039 051 8904821
URP - Public Relations Office
Address: Piazza Andrea Costa 17 - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO)
Phone: +39 051 6862611
Fax +39 051 974308
Last update: 11-07-2019