Museo di Triora 5 Teaching tools

Teaching tools

In this section you will find the various publications, the catalogue of objects, documents and historical photographs: everything you need to deepen your knowledge of Triora, from an ethno-historical, ethnographic and witchcraft point of view.

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History of the Ethnographic and Witchcraft Museum

Find out more about the work of Father Francesco Ferraironi, Campo Eco and the birth of the museum, the tourist association Pro Triora and the very active councillor, former town councillor, Silvano Oddo.

Documents in the museum

Una mole notevolissima di carte è andata distrutta nel corso dei secoli, dovuta sia ad episodi tragici (guerre, incendi, devastazioni, saccheggi) sia ad incuria o, peggio, ad ignoranza. Quel che resta è soltanto una goccia, ma sufficiente a farci comprendere il nostro passato, bello o brutto che sia.

Catalogue of exhibits

List of objects currently on display in the museum, duly classified and briefly described. The list is, of course, constantly being updated, given the large number of objects that continue to arrive at the Associazione Turistica Pro Triora.

Publications

Pro Triora, in order to effectively promote its architectural and scenic beauty, to enhance its ancient traditions and to preserve the memory of the main events that have taken place over the centuries, applied for and obtained registration in the register of printers and publishers (No 1/1990) on 10 January 1990.

Witchcraft Library

Thanks to a few donations, this very special library was started, later expanded and enriched thanks to the generosity of some scholars. A number of purchases, exchanges, auctions, etc. have been made, and the library currently contains several hundred books, including some valuable old texts that are difficult to find.

Historical photographs

These are just a few of the images kept in the museum, but they are sufficient to give an idea of the former importance of the village, with its twisted alleys, farmyways, small squares, numerous churches and monuments, as well as showing the customs and daily activities, some of which have disappeared, of the Trioresi.

Videos

This page contains a number of video contributions of a different nature, some of which are purely historical, others artistic. However, all of them have as a common denominator the aim of bearing witness to Triora’s millenary history and culture.

Triora

Triora is a medieval village that dominates the Valle Argentina, in the western part of Liguria, from its 780 metres above sea level. It is best known because an important witchcraft trial was held here from 1587 to 1589. But Triora is much more than that.

The village, which preserves intact all the magic of its past of light and shade, combines a unique architectural heritage with a privileged environmental location. And even though today it no longer has more than five hundred “fires”, as recorded in the mid-sixteenth century, and is still partly marked by the destruction wrought by German troops in 1944, it still offers strong emotions to those who walk its narrow streets.