La Pobbia is, until now, the most extensive project ever realised at Ballenberg. The estate belonged to the widespread economic system of the so-called rural capitalism in Northern Italy. From the middle of the 18th century up to the 20th century, 21 hectares of land were farmed.
If you are interested to learn more read here.
Tobacco leaves drying under the roof. I adore the laundry drying in the sun!
I love long tables with lots of space for dishes and food and people - I know in those days food was scarce though.
The museum is decorated with lots of love and an eye for the detail. Many beautiful, valuable items are being displayed. I was a bit worried about them as they could easily packed in a bag or rucksack and carried out of the museum. A museum attendant explained me though, that hardly ever anything gets stolen! Hear, hear! There are still some honest persons on this world!
Italy makes me always hungry and the same applies to the Italian part of Switzerland.
Luckily it was time for some air-dried meat from the region and a glass of white Merlot wine:
We will pay a visit to the neighbors soon and will follow our nose:
♥ Emilie's daughter ♥
pics by me