The Alpine territory is rich in small thematic museums that are often not included in tourist itineraries: the main objective of the Interreg Italy-Austria SMART project is precisely to preserve the heritage of the historical and cultural identities of local communities and to offer tourists new opportunities to discover and experience the Alpine area.

Here are the three pilot sites involved in the project:

  • the Textile Machinery Museum in the Municipality of Valdagno (Veneto)
  • the Val Resia Ecomuseum in the Municipality of Resia (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
  • the Ritzen Castle Museum in the Municipality of Saalfelden (Austria).

These will soon be joined by the Typewriter Museum, located in the Municipality of Parcines (Bolzano – Alto Adige) and will be integrated into the innovative museum circuit.


SMART – Small Museums Alliance Representing Territories project aims to increase the attractiveness and accessibility of small museums in 3 pilot sites in the Alpine area, through innovative instruments and the involvement of local communities. Visit the official website and discover more: