Acetaia Comunale di Modena

Acetaia Comunale di Modena

The vinegar loft houses 3 sets of barrels: two smaller sets, consisting of 6 barrels, have been named Secchia and Panaro, like the two rivers flowing near the city. The third consisting of 10 barrels is named Torre Ghirlandina. The first vinegar, called affinato, will be product from 2015, only after 2028 the sets will produce the aged vinegar, called stravecchio.

The vinegar loft houses three big barrique barrels (mother barrels) with a capacity of 100 and 200 liters used to feed the sets, and several other objctes such as the traditional vases in clay to preserve vinegar.

Opening hours

The Municipal Balsamic Vinegar Factory opens with guided tours only, on: Friday at 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm; on Saturday and Sunday at: 10.30 am - 11.30 am - 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Reservation is mandatory.

The guided tour to the Acetaia Comunale is only in italian.

Tickets and admission

Municipal Balsamic Vinegar Factory' entrance fee: Euro 2,00.
Free for childrens up to 5 years old, disabled people, tour guides and teachers that come with their classes.

Other information

  • It' s necessary to book at IAT tourist information office (ph. 059-2032660 -
  • Max 20 guests are allowed in each visit