MUSA: Discovering the history of Cervia’s salt miners.

At the MUSA museum you can see various really interesting exhibitions and meetings throughout the year. Located in the “Torre” warehouse, MUSA keeps a slice of Cervia history.

The cultural group Civiltà Salinara wanted to keep alive the memory of the work in salt and collected documents, tools and photos that testify to the environment and the production of salt. Thus an ethnographic museum was born, recognized as the Quality Museum of the Emilia Romagna Region. On December 22, 2018 it was named after Agostino Finchi, a salinar who strongly wanted the creation of a museum that recalled and enhanced the salt civilization.

Inside the museum, some particularly interesting and singular pieces stand out, such as the “Burchiella“, a flat-bottomed iron boat used to transport salt up until the end of the 1950s. You will also find old wooden tools used for the production and collection of salt, pictures of the salt workers at work, objects and everything that revolves around the production of salt and the ancient salt.

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The Camillone Salt Pan

An integral part and open-air section of the museum is the Camillone salt pan, the last Salina still handcrafted. Maintained by the volunteers of the Cultural Group of the Saline Civilization, Camillone still produces salt with the ancient artisan system of multiple collection that takes place every day alternating the basins.

Archaeological Section

In 2013 MUSA also opened an archaeological section that houses important finds including a fragment of a funerary cippus dating back to the I-II century, an anchor and a copper container of the early medieval ship (6th-7th cent. ) discovered in a sand pit in 1956 and the mosaic carpets of the Church of San Martino prope litus maris (6th century), an important discovery in 1989 in an area adjacent to the salt pans.

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All united with the Muse.

In July 2019 a terrible air horn blew down thousands of centuries-old pine trees creating a deep and evident wound in our green heritage.

MUSA, the salt museum of Cervia wants to help restore life to the portion of pine forest of Milano Marittima destroyed. With an offer of at least 3 euros it is possible to contribute to planting the plants, first symbolically in the panel that you will find on the spot and later with the purchase of new pines that will replace the lost ones.

The initiative will start from Saturday 16 November. Offers can be made at the museum entrance even by those who will not visit.

The museum is open Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 2.30pm to 7.00pm and from 21st December to 6th January every day from 2.30pm to 7.00pm

The proceeds will be delivered to the Municipality of Cervia.

TIMETABLES

Open all the year

SUMMER HOURS: from June 1st to September 15th every evening from 8.30pm to 12.00pm

WINTER TIMETABLE: from 16 September to 31 May Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 14.30 to 19.00

opening on request for groups:

Monday and Tuesday from 2.30pm to 7.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9.30 – 12.30

Outside the indicated times, the museum carries out special paid openings for groups of at least 15 people, (call 0039 338 9507741)

ENTRY FEES

Tickets

Full € 2.00
Reduced € 1.00: children from 13 to 18 years

Free entry

up to 12 years
disabled persons with a guide
touristic guides
group interpreters
every first Sunday of the month