The Museo Civico della Canapa di Pisoniano preserves, promotes and enhances the cultural heritage and traditions of the area linked to the cultivation of Cannabis Sativa. The museum was born from the private collection of the Bernardini brothers of the city of Pisoniano, who in 1997 set up a small exhibition of the original instruments with which the textile hemp was cultivated and worked; the success among the public obtained from the exhibition suggests the idea of setting up a permanent exhibition. MUSEUM SECTION The museum section, housed in an elegant building on the main street of the village, is developed on several levels where each area explores a different aspect: hemp in nature (the plant, the cultivation and the properties), the production cycle (all the phases from processing to the finished product), the anthropological aspects (hemp in domestic use and in peasant everyday life). The rooms offer a range of information on the multiple uses of hemp, from its ancient use as a textile fiber to pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and construction, even with multimedia installations.
MACHINES OF LEONARDO The museum houses a section dedicated to the machines of Leonardo da Vinci, with an extraordinary series of reproductions of the inventions of the Italian genius. The section shows the inventor's creations and his relationship with the textile hemp.
ACCESSIBILITY' The Museo Civico della Canapa is accessible to people with motor disabilities.