Museo del Balsamico Tradizionale in spilamberto (Traditional balsamic vinegar museum)

Museo del Balsamico Tradizionale in spilamberto (Traditional balsamic vinegar museum)

The Museum is located on the ground floor of Villa Fabriani, which already hosts (in the attic) both the Acetaia Comunale and the Consorteria dell'Aceto Balsamico.

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is made in the ancient "Domini Estensi" area using cooked grape must, matured with a slow vinegarisation. Dark brown in colour, it has a characteristic smell and a traditional, inimitable and well-balanced sweet and sour flavour.
Visitors to the museum can explore each phase of the balsamic vinegar making process from vine selection to constructing the barrels, as well as harvesting, pressing, cooking the must and the acetaia.
Guests can discover the complexities of how the vinegar is prepared and learn the need to protect its name, regulate its manufacturing process as well as appreciate its unique nature while discovering each phase of a process which - up until now - has been jealously guarded by family-owned acetaie.
They can take part in a unique Modenese experience and contribute to supporting the continuity and respect of a centuries-old tradition. GUIDED TOURSGuided tours can be booked over the telephone during the Museum's opening hours or by email by writing to the address above.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 17:30, Wednesday from 10:30 to 13:30. Monday closed.

Guided tours are available every day during opening hours at 10:45, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30 in both Italian and English.

Reservations are strongly recommended on weekdays, while it is mandatory and at least one day in advance at the weekend and on all holidays. For reservations call 059 781614 during opening hours or send an email to


Entrance with guided tour and tasting

€ 12,00 full price
€ 10,00 over 65 and students € 8,00 for children 11 - 17 years old

Entrance without guided tour

€ 10,00 full price
€ 9,00 over 65 and students
€ 7,00 for children 11 - 17 years old