Tourist Attraction in Pescara: Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo
The Museum of the peoples of Abruzzo, is housed in the remaining rooms of the fortress of Pescara, built starting from the sixteenth century. The real museum was born in 1973, when exhibitions were set up on the lower floor of the Museo casa natale Gabriele D'Annunzio. In 1982 the majority of the heritage was donated to the municipality of Pescara, which inaugurated the museum in its current location on March 13, 1998. Inside are finds and testimonies of Abruzzese life, from Prehistory to the Industrial Revolution. Room one: "Antonio Mario Radmilli" Archeology from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, contains traces of the presitorial man in Abruzzo (utensils, pottery, tombs, and of the ancient aramture, arms, iron) Room two: Sacredness of the caves and continuity of places of worship Contains the reproduction of a cave, with finds of prehistoric, barbaric and Christian beliefs Third room: Continuity of the sacred rites and of the Material Culture It is incenrated on the theme of continuity (of objects of use, of magic and rituals, forms and decorations, cults and traditional festivals) over the centuries in Abruzzo, fourth room: The Shepherd and his Kit contains a stylized reproduction of a flock of sheep and some objects that the shepherd created during his Working days: fifth room: The Dry Stone Hut Transhumance, settlements, and wool production: Through some panels and some objects, it tells the story of pastoralism and transhumance over the centuries. sixth: admissions, stalls and cheese production. It contains a reproduction of the dry stone hut, typical of Abruzzo (called "tholos") and of its typical furniture. Seventh Room: Wheat: from seed to flour. It is dedicated to the activity in the fields related to wheat, explaining, through objects and panels, the various stages of processing (sowing and plowing, harvesting and threshing, ventilation and cleaning of grain) and the life of farmers in the fields. Room eighth: From olive grove to oil. Contains means of transport for moving goods on land (animals and transport by hand), and olive harvesting. Room nine: The vine and the wine. It tells of the traditions linked to wine and vine, and also to the traditions of Abruzzo linked to the pig. Room ten: The house: furniture, structure and domestic life. Explain how the typical peasant house in Abruzzo was. Room eleven: Linen and wool: Production, Spinning and Weaving. It contains some traditional machines and through some panels explains the processing of these two animal tissues. Room twelve: Robes and Ornaments: from the everyday to the ceremonial. There is an exhibition of traditional clothes from Abruzzo. Room thirteen: La maiolica. It contains an exhibition of typical Abruzzese majolica, explaining the processing and the most famous producers in Abruzzo.