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Founded in 1977, the Museum of San Benedetto Po is one of the largest ethnographic museums of Italy. With over 13,000 items, the museum is an important historical document, and outlines the tangible and intangible characteristics of the popular culture of the Po Valley Museum is located in the halls of the Benedictine monastery that was founded by the family Canossa ( Tedaldo from Canossa, grandfather of the famous Countess Matilda of Canossa-Tuscany) around 1007. What you can visit now, it’s the new exhibition opened in 2009.

The first rooms (from 1 to 15) are dedicated to the popular culture and rural society, the follow ones (16 – 24) are dedicated to magic, folk religion, local legends and artistic expression of popular culture. In the basements of the ex monastic refectory and infirmary there is the archaeological section of the museum with the finds discovered during the excavation campaigns and also the richest collection of Po Valley farm carts.

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