Don Luigi Pellegrini Provincial Ethnographical Museum

The Don Luigi Pellegrini Provincial Ethnographical Museum contains a collection that testifies to the centuries-old rural civilization of the Serchio Valley and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Starting from the 60s of the last century, the parish priest Don Luigi Pellegrini began collecting objects that represented the popular and peasant tradition.

The collection, donated in 1987 to the Provincial Administration of Lucca and witness of a noble and hard-working era, is kept in the medieval halls of the suggestive “hospitale” of San Pellegrino in Alpe, next to the ancient Sanctuary, a place of profound spirituality.

The museum tells the story of peasant, pastoral, artisan and domestic life in the Apennine mountains.

In the exhibition, divided into 14 thematic rooms, it is possible to admire both everyday objects, dated from the early nineteenth century to the present day, and reconstructions of domestic life environments. Ample space is dedicated to working life and illustrates the agricultural cycles of weaving, livestock breeding, the chestnut cycle, artisan crafts and itinerant trades of a bygone era.

The visit ends with the exhibition of the original costumes of the Maggio tradition, a form of popular theater sung and handed down in oral form for many generations.


Via del Voltone, 14
55033 San Pellegrino in Alpe LU



Full ticket: € 2.50

Reduced ticket (groups or groups of at least 20 people, citizens over 65, school groups with carers, young people between 6 and 12 years): € 1.50

Free admission for: disabled people and their companions, children under 6, teachers who develop educational programs on the museum (subject to authorization by the management), tourist and environmental guides, interpreters and journalists (if in the exercise of their activity), university students and Academies for relevant studies and research (subject to written attestation by the teacher).

The following also enjoy free admission: the promotional and educational initiatives organized by the Museum, or in collaboration with it, the promotional initiatives supported by Government Bodies, public and private associations, sponsored by the Province and organized with the Museum.

Services and accessibility

Hand sanitizer available
Accessibility for the disabled