Renaissance Customs and Food Traditions – Gastronomic and Cultural Itineraries in Trentino and Emilia Romagna
Castel Pietra near Trento holds documents dating back to the 12th century. Its architecture displays different styles, but its purpose was decidedly defense and control of the territory, as it is located in an important strategic position near a large bend of the Adige River and the Imperial Road at the narrowest point. The castle was also the scene of important battles between Napoleon’s army and the Austrians at end of the 18th and early 19th centuries. During WWI, the castle was bombed and damaged on several occasions. Castel Pietra has continuously belonged to the same family since 1738.
Bioteca A new term to taste the flavors of the past. Castel Pietra overlooks 23 hectares of countryside. Grapes, apples and horticultural products have always been grown on the farm. In 2011 the property began converting it production to organic, a process just completed. Also, the surrounding countryside is populated by various wild animals such as hares, badgers, hawks, foxes and deer. Many birds nest on apple trees.
The Fruit Capital of Italy Massa Lombarda, near Ravenna, received this appellation in 1927 as a result of the efforts of Adolfo Bonvicini (1854-1916), an early 20th century entrepreneur and creator of the local fruit industry.
A Local Farmhouse was restructured to display the tools and everyday objects typical of rural culture while the stables were transformed into paths dedicated to the culture of life, wheat and hemp.
The Museum also presents documents relating to the birth of the first workers cooperative, some of the farming tools, including a scaled sorting machine, and artistic labels painted by famous artists of the period (…)