“Steam Engines: the Franco Risi Museum” is a unique exhibition of perfectly restored and functioning ancient locomotives and agricultural vehicles: a private collection set up in collaboration with the Municipality of San Giovanni in Persiceto.
The museum offers the opportunity to know and deepen the technological heritage. The use of technologies and interactivity, integrated in an evocative setting, allows the visitor to access the contents of the museum in a simple and immediate way. The museum is therefore aimed at a wide audience, without neglecting the specificities loved by enthusiasts of the sector.
The exhibition consists of stationary engines, locomotives and road locomotives dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, extraordinary vehicles that can be viewed up close here. These were mainly used in the agricultural mechanization sector and in particular for the threshing of wheat, the plowing of the land and the reclamation of marshy lands.
The collection was born from the great passion of Franco Risi, who built it piece by piece: locomotives, operating machines and agricultural vehicles have been collected since 1980, all accurately restored and now fully functional.
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