The ancient glassworks - Carisolo
Working tools, some crystal objects and historical documents relating to the work of the Bohemian glassmakers can be seen in this ancient glass-blowing factory, now a museum.
A factory for crystal and fancy goods (‘galanterie’) based on the exploitation of the nearby quartz quarries, forests that provided fuel for the furnaces, and finally water from the Sarca river which drove the millstone for grinding the quartz. The glass factory, which operated until 1888, become a summer tourism destination, was then occupied by the Austro-Hungarian army, returning finally to summer holiday use. Today the site of the glass-blowing factory with the buildings where the Maria Pernici Foundation Carisolo Former Glassworks has collected the working tools, some crystal objects and historical documents relating to the work of the Bohemian glassmakers, has become a museum. It’s now possible to follow, through scale models, the various stages of manufacturing, grinding up the mineral, composition of the vitreous paste, moulding, glass blowing and grinding/polishing. The cutting of boards for the maintenance of buildings and for transportation crates for packaging is demonstrated with a model of the sawmill.
organized by Museo degli usi e costumi della gente trentina