From the start the Massaie Rurali section organized a range of activities for its members, above and beyond the training programme. Some were highly propagandistic, others had a more productivist air. They ranged from participation in events which were, at least on the surface, very 'traditional', such as those linked to the fascist revival of folklore, to much more modern activities like listening to the radio or watching fIlms. Many offered chances to travel beyond the narrow confInes of home and farm. All such activities were far more numerous in the North than in the South.