After the textiles companies which characterized the local economy for many years became obsolete, Pettinengo now faces present and future challenges enhancing the local landscape and art heritage and developing a slow paced, family friendly tourism while respecting nature.

The joint efforts of the local administration, authorities and associations has resulted in the opening of three small museums which belong to the Biellese museum network:

the MUSA: dedicated to the sanctity of water and an extraordinary collection of holy water fonts

the childhood museum: a truly lived-in home-museum with weekly artisanal labs for the young visitors

the Migration museum: history of the people