Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Costumes of Bolzano

The museum in Bolzano has a gallery of charming traditional costumes from the 1700s and 1800s and here you can enjoy just a handful. The gentleman and lady above are from a remote village Meltina which is about 10 miles north of Bolzano as the crow flies, but many more by road.

The lady on the right with her distinctive white hat is from Guncina, on the outskirts of Bolzano while the gentleman is from Sarentino, a village in the mountains to the north.

The colourful couple above are from the Val d'Ega which lies to the south east of Bolzano and below you can see on the left a woman of Barbiano to the north east of Bolzano and, on the right, in a very important, somewhat masculine looking hat, a woman of Bolzano itself.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this pleasant surprise! Living in Staphorst, The Netherlands, I can still enjoy folklore costumes everyday.
    My mother is from Sarentino/Sarnthein, Italy. The elderly stille wear the traditional costumes.
    The museum in Bolzano/Bozen is definately worth a visit.