Museo Natè-Osservatorio Naturalistico - Montebello di Torriana
Natè was born in 2014 from the union of the Weaving Museum of Torriana and from the Naturalistic Observatory of Valmarecchia. Its purpose is to allow visitors to learn about all the natural, cultural and traditional aspects of the Valmarecchia.
The Weaving Museum was founded in 2007 in Torriana through an evening course of artisan weaving, the one that today has become a real weaving museum / laboratory to deepen the techniques and the multiple combinations. It then expanded in 2014 with the creation of a section dedicated to the first floor of the Naturalistic Observatory. This new venue is set up with antique frames, reconstructions of tools and films that allow the visitor to learn about and understand the art of weaving in the Valmarecchia.
The Naturalistic Observatory and the Wildlife Oasis of Torriana and Montebello was founded in 1993 for the protection and observation of a part of the territory "with a high degree of naturalness", where a large number of animate and plant species live, such as mammals, reptiles, birds, oaks, orchids, pond vegetation, etc.
The Naturalistic Observatory is a center that was created for educational and scientific purposes, proposes activities of animation and environmental education aimed at promoting more conscious ways of interacting with the environment and the territory.
In the exhibition halls the different natural environments of the Valmarecchia are represented with reconstructions of the Marecchia and Valmarecchia rivers, from the sources to its mouth, with the reproduction of the corresponding flora and fauna, while in the external green area there is an amphitheater used as a suggestive classroom green, an innovative sensory journey both inside and outside the structure for the disabled and a large picnic area equipped to spend moments of leisure and relaxation in the open air.
Natè's proposals are aimed at schools and extracurricular realities and aim to develop an educational process aimed at giving students a different sensibility in understanding and interacting with the environment and culture, through active teaching that involves an emotional involvement and sensorial, exploration, the taste of discovery and play.
We also recommend visiting the Honey Museum of Montebello: a project in progress, which takes its first steps within a shared and integrated idea, the "Museo diffuso di Poggio Torriana".
Honey is the main product of bee harvesting activity and the links between humans and these insects date back to the first millennia of history.
The natural swarms of bees and the breeding then, have represented for centuries, or better for millennia, the only sources of sugary substances in human nutrition. Popular beliefs, traditions and customs were born around the laborious insect; the behavior of bees, gathered in particular corporate forms, suggested suggestive comparisons with human social organizations.
The production of honey, with close ties to the natural and man-made environment, in particular to the current difficult relationship with agriculture, represents today a reason to stop and think about the management of the territory, the awareness of the new generations of the themes of environment and its fragility. The Honey Museum of Montebello will gather documentation, testimonies, traditions and local specialties, will introduce you to honey and its use, the activity of its production, beekeeping, and its links with the territory and agriculture. Furthermore, it will promote participatory moments, also in collaboration with local associations, with themed proposals to involve interested parties and, finally, will propose to the local schools (and not only) educational projects related to beehive products, their production and their use.
- Indirizzo: via vicinale Scanzano, 4
- Città: Montebello di Torriana (RN)
- Tel: Tel 0541 675629 – 0541/629701 int. 1 int. 1