MUSA - Museo del Sale di Cervia
An entire city in a grain of salt: a world of men and sea, sun and wind.
A visit to the salt museum of Cervia is a journey through time that crosses the history of a saline city that has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt.
Among the various vicissitudes due to the wealth represented by the salt, there is also a real relocation of the city from the salt pans on which it was built to the healthiest area by the sea.
In the museum there are images with families at work in saline, tools a bit special, but also texts and videos on uses, legends and traditions related to salt. The structural transformation of the salt pan that occurred in the 1950s is also highlighted, which led to the passage from artisanal production to mechanized production with the disappearance of the figure of the saltworks that MUSA recounts and exalts.
A burchiella can also be found in the museum's headquarters, a section of the ancient salt warehouses: an iron boat used up until the 1960s to transport salt.
If the first part of the museum is mainly dedicated to salt and salt marshes, the section inaugurated in 2013 proposes a trace on the evolution of culture and economy as well as an archaeological reflection on the origins of the territory. Open-air section of MUSA the Camillone saline, the last artisan saline still worked today by the volunteers of the Cultural Group Salina Civilization with the ancient artisan system, produces a "sweet" salt recognized Slow Food Presidium since 2004 MUSA is Quality Museum of the region Emilia Romagna since 2010 is among the Museums of Taste, is located on the Via del Sale of the Strada della Romagna and is part of the Salt and Sea Eco-museum of Cervia. It is visited every year by thousands of people.
- Indirizzo: Via Nazario Sauro, 24
- Città: Cervia (RA)
- Tel: +39 0544 977592