Country life Museum

CA’ DA SITTA – COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM

In Pentema, visitors have the chance to see the museum dedicated to country life (Ca’ da Sitta – House of Sitta – the last owner of the house). The museum has been created in an old rural house, the origin of which go back to the 16th century. The building, abandoned for over 60 years and clearly degraded, was used for a number of years for one of The Nativity scenes.

At the time of its opening, years ago, it was found fully furnished, just as it was left at the end of WWII, when it was abandoned; it is therefore an excellent example of a typical house of the last century, to show the frequent visitors coming to Pentema during the other months in the year.

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In the past years the GRS Friends of Pentema Association, together with a financial contribution from Genoa’s Province, was able to buy the little house, rescuing it from complete degradation. In 2010, thanks to funds kindly put forward by the Carige Foundation, Antola Park, the GRS’s own funds accumulated over time and other private donations, it was possible to bring to an end the initial project, with an accurate and conservative restoration.

The overall project, in the hands of the Landscape Progetti group, has allowed a great recovery intervention respecting, as much as possible, the local traditions. 

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The museum is on two levels, with the first floor being the main living area, the ground floor being the stable and the attic being the cereal-drying area, which with the addition of a safe new internal staircase, in now part of the exhibition for everyday life tools. As previously said, the majority of the furnishing in the museum originates from the house itself, but there are additional ornaments and tools, which have kindly been donated by other locals, to allow visitors to see what life was like in the Pentema of the last century.

Visits have to be made through booking and they run from 10:00 to 18:00. For bookings please call +39 329 10 68 527)



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