The territorial museum of Carpineto “La reggia dei Volsci”(The Volsci Palace) is situated in the seventeenth-century palace of the Aldobrandini dukes surrounded by a Baroque garden with an open-air theatre.
It has three floors: one containing a restaurant (currently being renovated), the nobel floor where the family used to live, now used for exhibitions, and one containing the central library of the monti lepini area, which holds thousands of historical-literary works from the Lepini mountains.
The museum is inspired by the farming community culture that aspires to beauty and art.
The urban space and the artisan handicrafts intra moenia and farming activity extra moenia is described in 10 sections, the time being punctuated by public clocks and bells (the 13th century belfry of the abbey of Valvisciolo). It goes on to describe the splendours of the Aldobrandino dukedom, also recalled in the “Palio della Carriera” donkey race, and the period of religious rebirth until Leo XIII's papacy before the great migratory exodus to distant lands, symbolised by the reconstruction of a micro-environment with Carpinetane shops in a small street in New York.
Two permanent exhibitions are closely connected to the Museum, Simulacrum, in the church of San Giacomo, which offers a vision of the area's sacred art, and the relics connected to Leo XIII, in the church of San Nicola with an itinerary in memory of the pontiff.