The forge, perhaps the first part of the museum, was donated to the Cultural Association of La Radice by Giovanni Paparo (di Pietro) by notarial deed in 2004. It had previously been given to him by his maternal grandfather, Giovanni Saraco (1926-2008), one of the many smiths of Badolato who, with passion and skill, made the tools needed by farmers and craftsmen, such as railings and gates.

The smithy is located on the ground floor of a building in via Progresso, near the Adamo fountain. Inside you will find all the tools of the trade, from the forge to the pedal bellows, just as Master Gianni left them when he stopped working.

Before being used as a forge, the room was for a long time used as a wine press, which can still be visited today.