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The Path of the Museum

The path we offer will bring you to a big rectangular square: inside it you will find the troughs and the ancient paved streets made of local sandstone. The entry of the ancient apartment block, will bring you to a big space, inside it you will admire dfferent findings related to the way Jicilians used to travel.

On the left are exposed some maps of the Island and, in particular, a rare lithograph from the 283 6 showing the location of sharing point and the path of the ancient mail service.

Also, you will find dfferent documents connected to the history of traveling, like: passports, permits, bills of lading and octroi regulations with original papers since 1656. Those docu-ments concern travels across land and sea.

There will be another section which will show the means of transport used by the time, like the `Sicilian litter" or the different kinds of coach equipped with bizarre elements, like the ancient whips to ride the coach with four or six horses.

Along the path you will find dfferent kinds of luggage, traveling bags, suitcases and trunk. Then there is a section dedicated to the cart, split into dfferent pieces in order to better understand this extra¬ordinary tool, turned in a real symbol of the island due to its peculiarity. You will notice the precision and artistic accuracy needed to create the famous "casciadifuso"'s stakes and the ancient "sponde, portello e chiave di carretto".

The path continues with a section dedicated to the travel's risks and the banditry phenomenon, a very present issue in those lands at the time. c,4' very romantic sight, due to the really unusual presence of women.

In the end, the last section is dedicated to the seats used to travel with the horses.

Inside the showcases allocated along the whole itinerary, are shown all the objects used to travel, it will prove you the way traveling changed along the last zoo years, especially compared to the diffcult "grand-`four" from the XVIII and XIX century.

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