The Museum of Salento Civilization in Cellino San Marco has a large collection of over 5000 pieces with agricultural equipment and tools of the past used until the mid-twentieth century. The exhibition winds along the corridors creating thematic spaces where you can find the artisanal laboratories of shoemakers, farriers, iron workers, umbrella fabricaters, sharpeners and others.
All of the domestic life was then reconstructed inside the houses with kitchen equipment, spinning mills and home weavers.
A large section is dedicated to agriculture and field work, with an incredible collection of ploughs and harnesses used for horses and donkeys. The Salento area could not go without the grape harvest and wine production area, while a special section is dedicated to the wonderful Sicilian carts.
The collection was started by the Agrifani family, collectors for three generations starting from Mario born in 1905 up to Marcello, agronomist and head of the Forestry Corps of Brindisi who toured all the countryside collecting the abandoned tools.
The museum is located inside the Due Palme winery