MUSA Museum of Salt – Cervia

Viale Nazario Sauro, 24

48015 – Cervia (RA)

0544 977592
0544 977592

(Italiano) Dal 20 dicembre al 6 gennaio tutti i giorni 15.00 – 19.00

Dal 7 gennaio al 31 maggio e dal 16 settembre al 19 dicembre  sabato, domenica e festivi  15.00 – 19.00

apertura su richiesta per gruppi dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 9.00 alle 13.30 *

Dal 1 giugno al 13 settembre  tutti i giorni 20.30 – 23.30
su richiesta il giovedì dalle 9.00 alle 12.00 *

Located in the “Torre” salt storehouse, MUSA preserves and promotes an important aspect of local history. Established thanks to the passion and dedication of the Civiltà Salinara cultural group, which wanted to keep alive the memory of the central importance of salt in the origins of Cervia, the museum’s evocative layouts trace the history of salt, saltpan workers, and the city itself.

The Camillone saltpans, MUSA’s outdoor section, remain Italy’s only artisanal saltpans with multiple harvests. Here, saltpan workers still produce Cervia’s precious “white gold” using the same wooden instruments on display in the museum.

A visit to the museum is an exciting experience, in part because visitors are greeted by the saltpan workers themselves, who are quite happy to share their stories of life in the saltpans.

The museum took part in the project titled “Salt: from tradition to innovation”, selected as part of the first edition of the “I love cultural heritage” competition of ideas (2011-2012).