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The Museum of Man and the Environment of Terra del Sole, recently renovated and expanded, is composed of 25 rooms following two different visiting paths:
The first one focuses primarily on the historical and architectural aspects, while the second one delves into ethnological, anthropological, and territorial aspects. The historical and architectural itinerary unfolds through the Commissioners' Hall and nine other rooms that have been recently restored, where parts of Renaissance frescoes have been recovered and consolidated.
This path illustrates the origin and development of the fortified city of Terra del Sole, with particular attention to the political and administrative functions carried out by the Pretorio Palace, which is currently the museum's headquarters.
Of notable importance is the criminal court hall, which, after restoration, is richly decorated with the coat of arms of the grand-ducal Commissioners who governed the Tosco-Romagnolo province for over two centuries; the exhibition offers an initial but in-depth understanding of the peculiarities of Terra del Sole as the capital city of the territory.
The historical overview continues by retracing the settlement and ways of life of the ancient peoples who inhabited these hills from the Paleolithic era to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The exhibited archaeological materials are particularly valuable, providing evidence of various ancient ceramic and lithic productions.
To complete the path, a virtual visit to the Secret Chambers of the Palace is offered, as they are otherwise inaccessible to preserve the delicate microclimate that has allowed the preservation of frescoes and graffiti so far.

The ethnological and anthropological itinerary extends through ten additional rooms, two halls, and the cellars of the Pretorio Palace and it illustrates the life and work of the inhabitants of these hills until the 1940s.
Through meticulous reconstructions of the environments, visitors can immerse themselves in the daily life of a century ago: from the farmhouse to the sharecropping family with its ancient hierarchies and customs; from the courtyard with its rustic rituals to the warm atmosphere of the domestic kitchen; from women's work to myths and popular beliefs; from games and pastimes to musical events in the square.

The reproduction of ancient trades that have now disappeared is particularly interesting due to the richness of the original tools: from the carpenter, to the blacksmith, the shoemaker, the rope maker and the tailor.
The narrative continues with the major seasonal agricultural work in our hills: plowing, sowing, wheat harvesting, but also the fundamental cycle of the vine and grapes, culminating in the setup of the large cellar in the Palace. Recently, a section illustrating the disappearing species of flora and fauna has been arranged in the "baleria."
Finally, two rooms are dedicated to the Foundation/Factory of Terra del Sole, its integration into the Romagna territory, and the description of the evolution of the forms of reading and describing the territory itself. Through accurate scale reconstructions, visitors can perceive the architectural details of this innovative fortress, planned and built from scratch in the late 16th century; graphic reproductions also provide comparisons with other military defenses of the time.

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