Museo Storico Etnografico e della Civiltà Contadina di Sannicandro Garganico
Via Terzo Boschetto, 6, San Nicandro Garganico, (Foggia)
The Museum is housed in the Palazzo Fioritto, inside the old tower and the ancient court of the Swabian-Angevin Castle. Prof. Michele Grana was the founder and passionate advocate. Since the early eighties, he began to collect artefacts of various kinds(household and work utensils, handicrafts, ancient costumes, vintage photographic material, etc.), herding them into rooms made available for free by friends and conformists favorable to the establishment of a museum which collected the testimonies of Rural Life, which would have otherwise have been lost and to make it known to the present and future young generations. The first exhibition was set up in July 1997 by a small part of over 3,000 exhibits on the premises on the ground floor of the former municipal library on Corso Garibaldi. The involvement and support of the population were such to induce the City Administration and the Mountain Community of Gargano, who had bought and restored Palazzo Fioritto, to allocate the rooms on the ground floor and those of the entresol, as the location of the Museum. The Museum was officially opened in June 1998 and since then, is visited by an increasing flow of visitors, students and scholars.