Hats in Montappone

Montappone, a small town in Marche, is in the centre of Europe’s most important hat-making district. Over 60 million hats are produced yearly in the area, 70% of Italy’s and 50% of Europe’s production.

The village has a small museum, showing old machinery, photographs, hats (including Federico Fellini’s last hat, donated by his sister) and a corner where one can choose a hat to wear and be photographed; the computer was down.

Montappone, un village dans les Marche, est le centre du plus important district de fabrication de chapeaux d’Europe. Plus de 60 millions de pièces sont produites dans la région chaque année, représentant 70% et 50% des productions italienne et européenne, respectivement.

Le village a un petit musée qui présente les anciennes machines, des photos, chapeaux (y compris le dernier de Federico Fellini, donné par sa soeur) et un coin où l’on peut choisir un chapeau et se faire photographier; l’ordinateur ne fonctionnait pas.

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