The museum reveals to the visitors the fascinating history of pasta creation, the evolution of the technology of their production and preparation. In eleven rooms, a variety of items are presented, one way or another related to pasta: from ancient devices (rolling pin, sieve) to modern equipment used for production, molding and drying.
Description of the museum
Behind Piazza Fontana di Trevi, at the foot of the Quiranal hill, is the unique National Pasta Museum, which covers eight centuries of history of this main and typically Italian dish. One of the unique and only food-dedicated museums in the world, this museum has developed into one of the top tourist attractions in Rome. The museum is the ideal place for visitors who are interested in the delicious cuisine of Italy.
Opened in 1993 with the help of the Vincenzo Agnesi Foundation, the Pasta Museum or Museo della Pasta contains a diverse collection of material that ranges from old techniques and traditional implements such as a rolling pin and a sieve; to documentation and antique prints, drawings, decrees and documents directed in relation to taxes on pasta for centuries.
Starting from wheat, going through all production phases (traditional and industrial) from mixing to drying, which are described in different halls of the museum, as evidenced by machines (from the first rudimentary millstones, kneading machines to modern mixers and revolutionary inventions), the museum is deeply associated with history, production, nutritional value and consumption of pasta.
В National Pasta Museum there is also a cultural laboratory, which provides a certain framework for tracking the evolution of pasta from an economic and industrial point of view, as well as the evolution of their communicative value as a separate production in Italy.
In the museum, visitors will receive a significant amount of information about various aspects related to pasta. The two halls of the museum are dedicated to the entertainment references of pasta in the world of film and theater. In separate rooms, there are photographs by Alberto Sordi and Toto, as well as works by contemporary artists inspired by this theme: Crista, Latella, Scaglone, Penel and Di Raco.
While vacationing in Rome, do not miss the opportunity to learn about the history of Italian culinary traditions and be sure to visit the Pasta Museum. Such a cultural and entertainment program will make your vacation even more exciting, and perhaps you will love this dish as the Italians love it.
The Pasta Museum is located at Piazza Scanderbeg 117, near the Trevi Fountain. You can get here by metro line Barberini or buses # 52,53,61,62,63,71,95,175,492 and 630.
The Pasta Museum is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed on December 25th and New Years.
The entrance ticket is € 10,00; with a discount (children under 18, military) - € 7,00. The ticket price includes guided tours for individuals and groups in the following languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese.