Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

The friulanos house museum leaves a taste of very lively traditions and customs. A walk to enter the life of the first settlers of Colonia Caroya.

The entire Italian tradition paints this entire town 48 km away from the capital of Córdoba on Route 9. In , known for its wines, preserves, cheeses and sausages, the landscape of its low mountains coexists, the entrenched customs of its neighbors, the houses of the end of the century, the still lifes and the Jesuit tracks. The Copetti House is a common thread of the identity of the people.

Behind the footsteps of the friulanos
The Society of Jesus was established in Cordoba lands that they named Estancia Caroya, back in 1616. By a law of President Nicolás Avellaneda, the creation of an agricultural colony was promulgated in the old room and its adjacent lands. Thus came the first settlers from Friuli, a region in northeastern Italy. The first group of Friulian families arrived in 1878 and that date is taken as its foundation.

Colonia Caroya is small, to serenely explore its tree-lined streets and blend in with the warm and welcoming environment that its pioneers could print. The Copetti museum house was one of the first houses in the area. It dates from 1896, built by the marriage composed of Don Juan Bautista Copetti and Mrs. Mariana Migotti. It has all the characteristics of Italian architecture.

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

  • Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

    Museum of Friulanidad Casa Copetti

After passing through its heirs, in 1989 the house was acquired by the Friulano Center of Caroya and restored with the collaboration of the government of the province of Udine, Italy, retaining the original features, conceived by the Copetti family. Its plan in L has the structure of country house, with sloping ceilings, adjoining rooms that conjugate in a gallery and an adjacent work area. It was declared a Historical Monument.

The house is a museum that protects vintage clothes, kitchen utensils, furniture and farming tools. The collection of objects shows the uses and customs of its inhabitants, arranged as if they were invited to travel to a not-so-distant past, a life dedicated to the countryside and the fields that sprouted from the dry mountain of Colonia Caroya, after the hard work of the friulanos, who changed the physiognomy of the region with irrigation canals and ditches.

Colonia Caroya is the beginning of a journey of traditions and integrates the towns of the Camino de la Historia, the old Camino Real that led to Upper Peru. Today it is a tourist circuit that recovers the traces of history. Managed by the municipality, the Casa Copetti Friulanity Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and has guided tours.

Autor Miriam Coronel

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