The Documentation Centre of Popular Traditions and Craftsmen’s Workshops of Umbria is housed in the Villa Capelletti complex in Garavelle, 1 km from the centre of Città di Castello. It is one of the first examples in Italy of a collection of objects linked to rural tradition. The museum of popular traditions is set up inside a farmhouse where the various rooms of the house have been reconstructed using furniture, furnishings, equipment and work tools linked to the daily life and agricultural activities of the families who lived in the Umbrian countryside. On the ground floor there is the blacksmith’s shop, in the stables there are all the tools for the care of the animals, in the room used for the oil mill there are amphorae for the oil, jars, a stone millstone and a large press of the eighteenth century. Upstairs you can visit the large kitchen with the stone fireplace and the small tools for everyday work, and the bedroom, while in the large attic there are all the tools for processing cereals as well as looms for weaving.
A living and real “museum” that guides us to the discovery of the rural civilization and the Umbrian folk traditions.