Tour of the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of Rome
The National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is housed inside the Palace of Popular Traditions: it was inaugurated in 1956 but its origin goes back to 1911, when the Exhibition of Italian Ethnography, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of Italy, was held in Rome.
The tour of the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is designed in the new itinerary of the building, which has been renovated in 1996. The tour is divided in three major themed section:
- The Land and Its Resources, dedicated to means of transportation, agricultural and pastoral work, hunting and fishing practices, to the different trades and shops and the signs used to identify them;
- Daily Life and Dwellings, themed on the rich evidence relating to housing and domestic activities, the cycle of life, and the aspects of magic and therapeutics traditions;
- Rites, Feasts and ceremonies, which talks about occasions for celebration, the sacred geography, the traditions, games and spectacles conducted in the piazzas. To finish off, we will discover shapes and ornaments originating from all the regions of Italy.