When Museums reopen, why not visit some unconventional ones all around Italy? From Parmigiano Reggiano Museum to Ice Cream Museum.

Italy is a tourist and cultural destination loved by domestic and international tourists: cities of art are a constant attraction and will probably remain forever fascinating and visited. The museums, scattered throughout the peninsula, are home to artworks that tell the history of the nation through art and architecture. However, here you will read about some of the unconventional museums all around Italy that must be visited at least once in life!

Casa del Cioccolato Perugina and Historical Museum

A few kilometers from the historic center of Perugia, there is the historic Perugina factory and the historical museum. The journey begins with the historical museum, the second Italian corporate museum, it celebrates the history of Perugina, one of Italy’s oldest and cherished brands. The history of the mythical Bacio, the symbol of the factory (there is a record Bacio as if it were a true museum piece) born from Luisa Spagnoli's intuition. The visit also provides an opportunity to view archival material telling the history of the factory and its production.

The Ice Cream Museum

Inaugurated in 2012, the Ice cream Museum Carpigani is located in Anzola dell'Emilia (Bologna) within the former industrial areas of the company, which since 1946 has produced machinery for artisanal ice cream. The Museum tells from the origins to today, the history of ice cream in Italy and it's structured in three-level: the evolution of ice cream over time, the history of the technological production, and the places and ways in which ice cream is consumed. You can also watch the ice cream manufacturing and make some tastings.

The Bora Museum

The Bora is a characteristic wind of the city of Triste, and with the aim of celebrating it, in 2004 was born the Bora Museum-Warehouse of Winds. The designers define it more than a museum as a curious space or museum in progress because it reflects the nature of the wind moving and evolving. The visit is spread over two fields: memory and creativity. The memory shows the famous works of authors such as Rodari or Stendhal and the creativity offers interactive games simulating the wind.

The Parmigiano Reggiano Museum

Near the city of Parma, there is the museum network Parma Food Museums. The Parmigiano Reggiano is part of it. The headquarter is located within the ‘Castellazzi’ complex (Soragna, PR).
The museum's aim is the celebration of the most popular Italian product: the Parmigiano Reggiano, a jewel of the "Made in Italy" and also copied in all the world. More than 120 objects, between 1800 and the first half of the 20th century, and a hundred images, drawings, and antique photographs, illustrate, within a building dedicated for centuries to cheese production, the evolution of milk processing techniques, the aging and marketing stages and the fundamental role of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium in safeguarding quality.


In the Langhe district of Barolo (CN), since 2010 there is the most innovative Wine Museum in Italy. As its creator, François Confino says that this is where we are completely immersed in the cultural dimension of wine capable of creating art and accompanying the evolution of whole civilizations. The visit is organized in thematic rooms (third floor The Times of Wine, second floor The Wine in History and in the Arts, First floor The Castle and the Falletti, Plan -1 The Barolo College and the Enoturist Temple, Plan -2 Regional wineshop of Barolo).

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