Museum set-up and Site of interest

The cave house in vico Solitario offers insight into the peasant lifestyle within the Sassi district back in the 1950s. All of the original furnishings and objects in the house, placed exactly where they once were, take us back in time. The first thing to note is its stone façade, which leans against the man-made cave and is equipped with a small window to ventilate the space. The interior is a museum of rupestrian peasant culture: the kitchen, the loom, the typical terracotta dish, from which everyone ate, the brazier, the tub for washing clothes and the bread stamp, which allowed people to recognize their personal loaf after it was baked in the communal oven. Then there is the bed, with its ½ wool and ½ corn-leaf filled mattress, which would be flipped over depending on the time of the year. The bed was very high off the floor in order to be as far away as possible from the dampness of the floor. To the left of the bed, towards the back of the house, is a stable for the cow, mule or horse, while the kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom are closer to the front of house, which is more aerated and has more light.


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