historical exhibition

Command Carabineer

Villa Rubini has a long heritage and the Rubini family are custodians of many literary and collectables of considerable interest.
That's why we decided to mount a permanent exhibition of artefacts which throughout difficult periods and wars have survived intact up to the present day, evidence of a world sunk to the point of oblivion.
The right wing of the Villa is still as left right after the WWII as it has never been used or restored since then.

From the Great War, when Villa Rubini was used as a garrison for Royal Carabineer, still remain pieces of writings on the frame of doors, marking the officer's lodging or the orderly's (in the garret).

Everything reminds us of the past. The old basic architecture, the library with ancient books, wardrobe trunks, the antique farming tools, day-to-day objects but today unknown and nameless.

housing officers military objects soldier's room
Rosa Rubini Dr. in cultural and artistic heritage
A section is given to silkworm breeding and hand silk spinning. This activity was very important for the economy of peasant society till the end of the fifty's: old rush matting for the cocoon drying, old spinning tools. Everything to keep alive and demonstrate an obsolete practice that played a major role in the Friulian farmer's home economics.

A special thank-you to Dr. Rosa Rubini, graduate in preservation of heritage, who looked after the set up of the exhibition and with so much patience turned what was an old garret in to a vestige of an earlier society by using objects and documents, by discovering niches and materials that otherwise would be vanished by time.

She turned these rooms in a real and fascinating time machine.
mats for silkworm attics for silkworm collection of vintage trunks