Did you know that around Lake Orta, dozens and dozens have arisen (I don’t mean a hundred, but we go a little further!) of tap factories? Why right here and what is their story? Why do almost all the taps in the world come from our lake? To answer all the questions, they made it a museum!
The “Museum of the Faucet and its Technology” of San Maurizio d ‘Opaglio, is unique in the world; it faces the fascinating and atavistic argument of the suffered relationship of man with water in a path from which the path of humanity emerges from an unusual point of view: the history of hygiene and technological innovations (of which taps and valves are the fundamental components) that have allowed us to dominate the liquid element, transforming body care from a luxury practice for the few to a mass phenomenon.
The museum project therefore intends to retrace the social history of water and the innovations that have allowed it to dominate the liquid element, transforming the care of the body from an elitist practice to a mass phenomenon and determining the rise of the industrial district of the tap and the valves in the Cusio.
The mission that the Museum has set itself is to illustrate not only the history of San Maurizio d’Opaglio and the industrial district of the tap, but above all to expose the numerous issues relating to the purification of water and the use of water resources with which the Faucet technology is due and must be compared.
The Museum intends to retrace the social history of water and the innovations that have allowed it to dominate the liquid element, transforming the care of the body from an elitist practice into a mass phenomenon, determining the rise of the industrial district of the tap and the valves in the Cusio.
Open from April 1st to November 30th, from Friday to Sunday from 3pm to 6pm
For information: +39 (0) 323.89622
The address is Piazza Martiri 1 in San Maurizio d’Opaglio.
San Maurizio d'Opaglio
Admission is free
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