How we started
“The idea of collecting the tools that the farmers used for the work in the vineyard, in the cellar, in the field and in general for the life of a farm, came around 1950. For some time I had been persuading, through personal experience, that how much the peasants had created to work the land, to live, to hope, was disappearing … ”
So Arturo Bersano, winemaker, scholar, poet. His anxiety of research, patient and cautious, dictated by a deep passion for the land and for work, has been able to condense in the Collections and in the Museum of the Peasants, the most suffered and joyful testimonies of the wine-peasant civilization.
Everything here has the good smell of Piedmontese land and the rough harmony of many centuries of love for the countryside. There is no criterion for visiting: it is nice to get around freely and stop in front of those tools that, bringing to mind the ancient humility of our ancestors, make us rediscover the deep meaning of the earth.