Palafitte Museum of Lake Ledro
In autumn 1929, due to the construction of the Riva del Garda hydroelectric plant, the level of Lago di Ledro was lowered and on the southern shore of the lake a large expanse of poles emerged out of the water. At first it was thought that the poles were the remains of an ancient dam to check the level of the lake but more accurate studies showed that what had emerged from the water was one of the largest villages on stilts in the Italian Alpine arch. prehistoric era, dating back to the Bronze Age. The Museo di Palafitte at Lago di Ledro, a thematic section of the Museo delle Scienze, was created in the 1970s as a place to exhibit the many artefacts recovered from the nearby archaeological area. Tools and objects of daily life of 4000 years ago are today on the background of the remains of the ancient pile-dwelling village. Since 2006, the Museum also has spaces designed for educational activities for visitors such as the palaflet village in the lawn in front of the museum, built on a wooden platform located on the riverbed of the Ponale stream that supports three huts, inspired by the construction criteria of other stilt houses found in the Alps. Discovering history Over the years there are many objects of common life found in Lake Ledro and in the archaeological site nearby and, with the reconstruction of the pile-dwelling village, allow us to see up close as if it were the inside of a Bronze Age hut, where they slept, how they cooked bread, what tools they had and how they used to do their daily activities. The Museum also offers a rich program of educational activities aimed mainly at schools with specially designed and equipped spaces, both internal and external, such as laboratories of imitative archeology of various kinds, guided tours with archery, concerts and events that will they will surprise!