The museum

A museum of ‘Everyday life and work in the villa’ is housed in the large Barchessa, or farm building. It displays a large number of tools and implements as well as furniture from a number of different rural buildings and is of particular interest also for school groups.

The old carpentry workshop contains tools and equipment used in the past, including planes, saws, gouges, calipers, and gimlets.

The steward’s lodgings, with its kitchen, bedroom, loom, cellar and laundry room bears witness to the lives of peasants on agricultural estates in the Veneto.

The grainstores in the Barchessa house a large number of agricultural machines and various tools from the nineteenth century.

Outside is a rare collection of early tractors and farm vehicles, reflecting the changes and “progress” that came about in agricultural practice over the last century following mechanization.