The "Balsamico Tradizionale" Museum


The "Balsamico Tradizionale" Museum

Così nasce il Balsamico Tradizionale: un viaggio fra i misteri del pregiato prodotto

What distinguishes Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from other vinegars is not only the raw materials from which it is made but also alchemy, time and ancient tradition. Human life span is often a drop in the ocean compared to the long journey made by the must, which, in passing from one barrel to the next, spends long quiet periods between precious, scented wood.

The processes that bring Traditional Balsamic Vinegar to the table are encoded in a sort of ritual where nothing is left to chance and where even the most seemlingly unimportant actions have a purpose. Every stage has been studied scientifically explained, every aspect researched in detail. And yet, everything that occurs in the dark belly of the barrel essentially remains a mystery.

The visitors who peruse the rooms of the Museo del Balsamico Tradizionale at Villa Comunale Fabriani, find themselves completing this journey step by step. They will discover the complexity of the preparation of this particular product, perfected with time and experience and impossible to produce on an industrial level. They will appreciate its uniqueness when observing the processes which are closely guarded in the family cellars. They will effectively be part of a true Modenese legend and contribute to the successful continuation of a centuries-old tradition.


Entry Ticket

  • full ticket: € 6.00
  • full ticket with guided tour + tasting (2 teaspoons of ABTM in purity): € 8.00
  • reduced ticket (for university students and over 65): € 5.00
  • reduced ticket with tasting: € 6.00
  • reduced ticket for young people aged 14 to 17: € 4.00
  • reduced ticket with tasting for young people aged 14 to 17: € 5.00
  • free entry ticket for under 14

Guided tours of the Museum with tasting and visit to the Consorteria Vinegar Loft are scheduled every day – except Mondays and Wednesday afternoons – at the following times:
10:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm.
Guided tours can be in Italian or English.
Reservations are recommended by calling the Museum at the opening hours

useful information


Intero: 12,00 €
Ridotto studenti universitari e over65: 10,00 €
Ridotto ragazzi da 11 a 17 anni: 8,00 €
Gratuito per minori fino a 10 anni


Intero: 10,00 €
Ridotto studenti universitari e over65: 9,00 €
Ridotto per ragazzi da 11 a 17 anni: 7,00 €
Gratuito per minori fino a 10 anni

Sono previsti tour guidati al Museo con assaggio e visita all’Acetaia dell’Associazione Consorteria, tutti i giorni (escluso il lunedì e il mercoledì pomeriggio), nei seguenti orari: martedì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato e domenica dalle 10:30 alle 17:30, mercoledì dalle 10:30 alle 13:30.

Le visite guidate si effettuano in italiano e in inglese.

La prenotazione è sempre consigliata.

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How Traditional Balsamic Vinegar was born. A journey into the mysteries of this precious product.