Abies Nebrodensis Museum in Polizzi Generosa
The Abies Nebrondensis Museum of Polizzi Generosa, also known as MAN, located in a wing of the seventeenth-century former Jesuit College, today Palazzo Comunale, aims to introduce Abies Nebrodensis, the Fir of the Madonie , a botanical species to be protected and preserved.
In 1957 a group of botanists rediscovered about thirty specimens of what was now considered an extinct species in the territory of Polizzi Generosa. The importance of this species is such that the Italian Botanical Society has elected this species as symbol of Sicily for its historical-scientific value, for its bio-geographical peculiarities and for its beauty.
The museum presents an exhibition itinerary conceived through a sensory journey in five environments: “the enchanted forest”, in which the atmosphere of the natural environment is recreated with the aid of video projectors; “The people of the forest”, with sounds and images of fauna and flora; “The wonders of the forest and its territories”, with wooden platforms that reconstruct the morphology of the land; "The great sages of the wood" and "the story of the thirty sages of the wood" dedicated entirely to the fir trees of the Madonie.