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Perugia Turismo

Washerwomen track

Project curated by the Ecomuseo of the River Tevere

The washerwomen of Pretola, before the advent of the washing machine, were a real help for many families of Perugia in their family lives. Their story has been pieced together thanks to a research based the testimonies of Elda, the last washerwoman of Pretola, sadly recently dead.

The "curta", the Trak used by the washerwomen to pick up the dirty laundry and to give back the clean one, thanks to this activity of “memory reconstruction”, has been retrieved and given back to public use.

For those interested in walking along the track, here is the map, with its main points of interest 

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