! More than 4.000 people, on September 29th 2012, attended the grand opening of the Carpigiani Gelato Museum! Already at 9.30 am people were waiting in line, coming from all over the world!
The museum is an innovative structure dedicated to the study, documentation, and dissemination of the history, values, and culture of artisan gelato, a fresh, high-quality food that represents Italian excellence and creativity throughout the world.
"The objective of the Carpigiani Gelato Museum is to become a point of reference for the sector, to highlight the roots and history of this quality food and the gelato artisans that produce it, bringing excellence, creativity, and flavor to customers worldwide," explains Romano Verardi, President of the Bruto and Poerio Carpigiani Foundation
. "I want to thank all the people who made the museum possible: the architects Matteo Caravatti and Chiara Gugliotta, the curators Luciana Polliotti and Andrea Barbieri, the donors, the supporters, and all those who volunteered their efforts". Verardi further observed.
According to the architects and curators, "From its origins to today, the museum covers more than 1.000 squared metres and features an interactive tour
that highlights three principal themes regarding gelato: the evolution of gelato over time, the history of production technology, and the places and means of consuming gelato. More than 20 original machines will find a new home in the Carpigiani Gelato Museum, along with multimedia presentations, 10,000 historical images and documents, precious accessories and tools of the trade from ages past, video interviews, and workshops."
"The Gelato Museum fulfills the dream of our founders" says Andrea Cocchi, General Manager of the Carpigiani Group
. "We are proud that the museum is opening only a few months after the institution of the Foundation. The challenge is now to reaffirm the historical memory of our roots so as to strengthen our future, leading us to progress, innovate, and expand our culture."Opens 29 September 2012
, Via Emilia 45, 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia, BolognaOpen Tuesday to Saturday, free tickets (with guided tour), reservation required.Workshops on Artisan Gelato
for children, youth, and adults.