Learning about nature and the past

Natural History Route and Museum of Knowledge and Memories

Suitable for.

primary schools
and secondary




Cison di Valmarino (TV)

The Waterway

The well-known route 'La Via dell'Acqua' in the village of Cison di Valmarino (TV) winds for three kilometres, at the foot of the Treviso Pre-Alps in the heart of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene Hills, recently recognised as a Unesco heritage site, and for years has been telling the artisan history of mills, hammers, sawmills, dairies and silk factories.

Ruralia Museum

This splendid itinerary is complemented by the innovative Ruraliă museum, which describes to children the rural and artisan world of the past and the complex life of past generations.


The woven basket
Among the most common objects used to transport raw materials and food between mountains and plains were panniers. We will learn the difference between the various transport systems (panniers, baskets, sledges, cableways) and how to weave a small pannier to understand its functionality.
Filled felt
Getting to know wool through observation and manipulation. We will observe wool under the microscope, learn how it has been processed over the millennia and try carding and felting it.
The Zater Mill
Travel, barter and pastimes of ancient traders. The Middle Ages witnessed a continuous exchange of resources and goods that also moved by river on rafts. We will build a game to remember the movements of these ancient merchants.
The ollae of Rolle
Between the 1300s and 1800s, thousands of terracottas were produced in the village of Rolle. Vases, pots, pans were used for cooking and containing drinks. We will make a clay pot to learn about the history of this ancient production.

Routes and Tariffs


Duration 5.5 hours
Cost 11.00 € / pupil

Guided tour of the RURALIA* MUSEUM

Guided tour of the WATERWAY

A workshop of your choice

Duration approx. 3.5 hours
Cost 9.00 € / pupil

Guided tour of the RURALIA* MUSEUM

Guided tour of the WATERWAY


Guided tour of the RURALIA* MUSEUM

A workshop of your choice

* the guided tour of the MUSEUM for primary schools will take the form of a Game Tour.
For Info and Reservations

Tuesday to Friday
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.