Museums of Sappada / Plodn

The aim of the museums of Sappada / Plodn is to raise the profile of its historical, linguistic and environmental identity: the interconnected museums, in fact, cover different and complementary aspects of local life.

The “Giuseppe Fontana” Ethnographic Museum offers a full itinerary from the natural environment to the identity of the community which settled and prospered there. The visitor is introduced to the geology, flora and fauna of the valley of Sappada, which was first inhabited in the Middle Ages; a history section explores the origins and the history of the people of Sappada / Plodn to the present day.

The old Puicher s’Kottlars house in Cretta village, inhabited, without substantial alterations to its structure, until the Eighties, was taken over by the Municipality of Sappada in 1990, restored with full respect for the principles of philological restoration and adapted for use as the House-Museum of Country Life. The Puicher s’Kottlars house complex is an interesting example of a simple home with barn-haystack attached, dating from the second quarter of the 19th century.

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