In Boleto of Madonna del Sasso it is possible to visit the new museum, inserted in the circuit of the Ecomuseo del Lago d ‘Orta and Mottarone. Born from the desire to enhance a trade that, for about two centuries, has characterized this area of the western Cusio, the Museum of the stonemason of Madonna del Sasso aims to make known and deepen the historical experiences of life and work of its inhabitants.
The main interest of the Museum is the hard and dangerous work of the stonemasons, which they exercised from the early decades of the nineteenth century to the second half of the last century, involving the vicissitudes of numerous resident families and local communities. A museum, therefore, that exhibits tools, artifacts, documents, but above all “tells” through videos, historical and iconographic research the stonemason’s profession, in which the Cusians were masters famous all over the world. A museum that can give a just answer to the questions of the traveler passing along both shores of Lake Orta, cannot help but formulate, when the imposing and fascinating granite peak of the Madonna del Sasso appears.
Summer opening in July and August
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm
In the rest of the year, guided tours for groups can be made on reservations
The address is Piazza Europa at Boleto of Madonna del Sasso (VB)
If you choose to visit this museum, do not stop in Boleto, but still make a little effort to reach the panoramic square of the Madonna Del Sasso, it will be worth it!
Madonna del Sasso
Admission is free
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