Admission to MUSA - Museo della Salumeria (charcuterie museum)

Admission to MUSA - Museo della Salumeria (charcuterie museum)

The Museo della Salumeria is Italy’s first museum dedicated to the craft of preparing charcuterie and cured meats (“salumi” in Italian). It is located in the historic headquarters of Villani Salumi, the oldest salumiera in Emilia-Romagna and one of the oldest in Italy.
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Take a guided tour of MuSa, the Villani Museo della Salumeria in Castelnuovo Rangone.

  • MuSa offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the flavors and artisanal genius that have always made Italian tables special.
  • In the halls of MuSa, a ten-station multimedia and multisensory tour introduces visitors to the techniques of making salumi and to a history rich in fact and fable. Discover what makes the museum and the Modena area so fascinating.
  • At the end of your visit, enjoy a tasting of the finest quality Villani salumi on the museum’s terrace. You’ll taste PDO (protected designation of origin) Prosciutto di Parma, aged twenty-four months; tender, Italian Cinquefiori Maxi high-quality cooked prosciutto; savory Il Gentile salami; and fragrant PGI (protected geographical indication) Bologna La Santo mortadella, accompanied by a glass of local lambrusco wine. The tour and tasting will give you an authentic Emilian experience.
  • Each ticket to MuSa entitles the visitor to a 20% discount on the purchase of salumi and other gastronomic treats at the Bottega Villani next to the museum.

Average length of visit: 45 minutes.

For group visits, visits by schools and organizations, or to hold your event in the MuSa reception hall, please contact the Museo della Salumeria directly at

Visits to the Charcuterie Museum (MuSa) will be on a reservation basis only on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 12.00 and 4.00 pm
  • Sunday at 12:00

Reservation is mandatory.

Closing days
Musa is closed on the following holidays: January 1st and 6th; Easter Sunday; November 1st; December 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st.