The G. Podenzana Civic Ethnographic Museum of La Spezia bears the name of the main contributor to the impressive 3,500-item collection and first curator of the museum. G. Podenzana was retained by the local history for his wide preoccupations in the study of sundry cultural traditions, including the traditions of foreign people.

The collection showcased at present by the Ethnographic Museum focuses on retracing the customs and way of life of people who used to inhabit the historical territory of Lunigiana (at present represented by the provinces of La Spezia and Massa Carrara), with exhibits dating back to the 17th century all the way to the first half of the 20th century. The museum pieces range from jewels to traditional costumes, weaving tools, furniture and religious objects. A special emphasis is laid on retracing, by means of the specific exhibits, the religious believes and customs of the locals of Lunigiana.

G. Podenzana Civic Ethnographic Museum (Museo Civico Etnografico G. Podenzana)
234, Via del Prione, La Spezia, Italy
0039 0187 731100
Opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 12.30pm and 4am to 7pm
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