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The Civic Museum in Bormio

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 The Civic Museum in Bormio is housed in the Palazzo De Simoni, it consists of a collection of around 3,000 objects organised into two sections: art-historical and ethnographic

Since 1962 Palazzo De Simoni (seventeenth century), within the historic centre of Bormio has housed the Civic Museum. Fourteen rooms, some of which decorated with baroque stuccatures and frescos, house the objects divided into two sections, art-historical and ethnographic. It is a collection of around 3,000 objects that documents the culture, art and crafts, work, folklore and the religious life of the Bormio people. A carpenter’s and cobbler’s workshops are displayed in a period reconstruction. A small cellar houses equipment used in the different phases of processing milk, whilst a spacious room holds the equipment used for farming and milling grains. A large coach that until 1915 was in service along the mountain pass can be found in the museum along with carts, gigs and sleighs. The collection of old skis used for various Nordic skiing disciplines, alpine and ski-jumping, are not to be forgotten, next to skis, snow-shoes and ice-skates. The museum also has an interesting collection of spinning-wheels, wire-brushes, wool-winders and spindles for the manufacturing of wool and linen as well as a big loom, which demonstrate the importance of the textile industry for women in the area. The holiness and devotion of the Bormio people is also evident in the collections of over 100 ex-votive tablets in a simple popular style, from the Sanctuary of SS. Crocefisso di Combo in Bormio. A further room houses relics and military artefacts from the war of independence, and most of all from the First World War. The art section has portraits, paintings, furniture, frescos, screens, altar-pieces, crosses and commodes, evidence of the religiousness of the local culture. 

2013/14 Opening hours: 
From 27th December to 15th April: from Monday to Saturday 15.30/18.30
From 16th April to 14th June: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 15.30/18.30
From 15th June to 15th September: every day 10.00/12.30 - 15.00/19.00 - closed on Mondays
From 16th September to 23rd December: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 15.30/18.30

Info: +39 0342 912236
Mail: info@comune.bormio.so.it

Information at:
Bormio Tourist Office
Tel. +39 0342 903300 - info@bormio.eu




  
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