Where else could MuSa, the first museum in Italy dedicated to the age-old Art of Charcuterie be founded but in the land of cured meats. The Charcuterie Museum was created by Villani Salumi, a family business that has been operating in Castelnuovo Rangone since 1886 and that is a reference point for its leadership in high end cured meats. And it is no coincidence: creating charcuterie from pork is a true genius loci of the area (as also shown by the Pig Statue and the traditional Superzampone event).
Inside the Charcuterie Museum, the tour is spread over three floors with a total of 200 square metres of exhibition space. An itinerary of taste and aroma that is illustrated with images, videos, descriptive texts, displays of ancient machinery - a real discovery of the flavours and colours that have always adorned our tables.The Art of is indeed a practice that has indelibly marked the tradition in the region of Emilia.
Guilds have brought together artisans, knowledge and dexterity since the Renaissance as was also the case for the Art of Charcuterie. The art of cutting, trussing, salting and mixing of spices and natural aromas used during charcuterie making has been passed over from generation to generation. MuSa illustrates all of these wonderful traditional trades and practices.
Offer and costs (per person)
Visits to the Charcuterie Museum (MuSa) are on a reservation basis only on the following days and times: from Monday to Saturday: 10:00; 11:00; 12:00 and 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm; 5:00 pm
The price per ticket is € 10 per person with guided tour and Villani gift.
The visit lasts 45 minutes on average.
Children up to 10 years of age: free entry.
Each access to MuSa entitles you to a 10% discount on purchases at the nearby Villani food shop.
- refreshment points
- Multilingual staff
- guided tours