The Ferrero's Collection,

which found a proper arrangement in the permanent exibition "The old Crafts", is a small miniature world, where the activities of the inhabitants of the Germanasca Valley at the beginning of the last century are represented. An illustrated tale made by the author by means of more than 150 miniatures carved in box-wood..

A particular care was given to document the activities related to the mine industry, which saw generation of miners working in the local talc mines,

The models were arranged in nine thematic groups, according to and adapting the division made by the author.

  1. Carlo Ferrero
  2. Works on the fields
  3. Works on the meadows
  4. Cattle works
  5. Social life
  1. Works in the mine
  2. The great funicular
  3. Rocca Bianca
  4. The village of Poumarat
  5. Wood works
  1. Vineyard and wine works
  2. The crafts
  3. Housework
  4. The world of peace
  5. Education
The works on the field
- Soil preparation
- Wheat cultivation, harvesting and
- Potato cultivation, harvesting and
- Tool manufacturing and maintenance
The works on the meadow
- Grass harvesting and transportation
- Hay production, transportation and
- Tool manufacturing and maintenance
The cattle works
- Breeding
- Milk and its products (butter and cheese)
- Butchering and meat working
The wood works
- In the forest, cutting and preparation
- Transportation
- Firewood
- Building wood

The wine and vineyard works
- Soil tillage
- Vineyard cultivation and grape-picking
- Production and preservation
- The equipment
The works in the mine
- Mine structures
- Mining and transportation
The crafts
- The charcoal pile
- The mill
- The oven
- The carpenter
- The shoemaker
The Houseworks
- Food preparation
- Wool and clothes
- Sundry works
Social life
- The village
- Holidays and amusements

Opening period:

From 1st February to 30th November

Single or group visits:

> Every day of the week booked group visits are possible
> Sunday from 3pm to 6pm : fixed opening for non-guided visits (booking not   required)

Tickets: full € 3,00 - reduced € 2,00 (under 14 and over 65)
Educational Itineraries at Scuola Latina:

(for school groups, with booking and a guide)

"Bread, from seed to table"
"The seasons in the vineyard"
"To live and work on the mountains"
"The evenings in the cowshed" ?I tell you a story" (workshop in Occitan)

Daylong offers are also available:

“Farmers or miners ??
"The work and the memory"
in cooperation with Scopriminiera

in coop. with the Waldensian Museum System
booking for guided visits:

     Scuola Latina: tel. +39-0121-803684 (Tuesday and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm), or phone +39-338-5950997, or e-mail:

or ( for additional offers):

     Office "Il Barba" tel. 0121- 950203 e-mail:
     Scopriminiera - (tel. +39-0121-806987) - e-mail:

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