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The Town of Aritzo

  • ARITZO - ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

    ADDRESS: Via Marconi (c/- the primary school )-tel.0784/629803
    OPENING TIMES: Monday closed, the other days of the week 10:00/13:00 - 15:00/18:00 (in winter) and 10:00/13:00 - 16:00/19:00 (in summer)
    PRICE OF TICKET: €1,55 - under 18 and over 65 years old free entrance
    MANAGEMENT: Youth association " Giuramentu"
    OPENING YEAR: beginning of 1980s
    SURFACE OF THE MUSEUM: 600 sqm
    NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 rooms plus corridor
    NUMBER OF ITEMS: about 3.500 catalogued
    ORIGIN OF THE ITEMS: Spontaneous donations of fans; purchases of the Aritzo Town Council; items owned by the association " Giuramentu "

  • OLD PRISONS "Sa Bovida"

    ADDRESS: Via Carceri - tel.0784/629803
    OPENING TIMES: On appointment
    PRICE OF TICKET: - €1,55 - under 18 and over 65 years old the ticket is free
    MANAGEMENT: Youth Association "Giuramentu"

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Museum Route
The museum is provisionally located in the primary school in Via Marconi. Unfortunately, due to lack of space many precious objects have not been given their right place and value.
The numerous objects present in the exhibition are set out according to the different materials:


Sylvo-pastoral division.
The strong element is constituted by all that pertains to the wood: resources and transformation: from the harvest of the chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts, firewood picking, wood works, engraving art of wedding chests, extraction of the heather log for coal production.
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Artisan shops sector:
the cooper, the wheelwright master, the joiner-engraver;
- chest tipology: for the conservation of bread, linen, wheat and chestnuts;
- wagon typology: oxen, gigs, handcarts, etc.
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The Chests
The different inlaied chests of Aritzo are well-known and appreciated all over Sardinia.

Different typologies of chests
typologies of chests
typologies of chests
typologies of chests


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