The Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) is a ethno-anthropological museum of Matera, situated in the ancient Sassi districts. It has been created by Donato Cascione and it’s managed by the homonym cultural association.
The structure is composed by a built ambient of the XVI century called lamione that extends the volume of a network of several pre-existing caves, connected for exhibition purpose.
With its extension of 500 m² the museum is the biggest one of its kind in the South Italy.
“The day the fascist government decided everyone must contribute with gold, copper and iron to the growth of Italy, it was my tenth birthday. My parents took the news badly. – They give with one hand and take with the other! – said my father, referring to the cash prizes they gave to large families. […]