MuSa, the charcuterie museum


MuSa, the charcuterie museum

Un museo tutto dedicato all'Arte Salumiera

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.

Tickets can be purchased online


Modenatur is the official booking center for guided visits to Museo della Salumeria. It is advisable to purchase tickets online by choosing the preferred entry time slot.
For general inquiries please contact Modenatur by telephone at +39 059 22 00 22 from Monday to Friday and at +39 059 203 2660 Saturday, Sunday, holidays, or by email at Tickets can also be purchased at the museum depending on availability.

Please contact Museo della Salumeria directly by writing an email to for the following requests:

  • guided visits for groups of more than 10 participants
  • travel agencies and tour operators
  • journalists
  • guided visits from schools, training institutions, universities
  • events organization at museum venue
A museum totally dedicated to the Art of Charcuterie
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