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The Pickling Factory

The imposing eel pickling factory at Comacchio has reopened its doors.
The Pickling Factory

A piece of the delta's history returns to its former splendour to celebrate a past too important to be forgotten. Life in the Valli was hard, a life spent between the ubiquitous water and the meagre patches of flat land, searching for eels and fish to survive.

The Museo dei Fuochi tells of these affairs with its twelve functioning chimneys that served to give the eel that characteristic cooking that has put it back on modern menus.

The fires, the spits (until a few decades ago turned by the courageous women of Comacchio), the ancient structures and the barrels have all been restored to recreate the fascinating storyline of a territory interwoven with legends and truths.

A museum that is not just a place to visit, but also a symbol that allows us to fully understand the true conditions of a land constantly struggling with itself.

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Opening

From November to February
From Tuesday to Saturday - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm
Sunday and holidays - Open all day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

From March to June - September and October
From Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday) - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

July and August
Everyday - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

 

GUIDED TOUR AND TASTING OF MARINATED FISH
Every Saturday from 6/04 to 15/06 at 5.30pm. Duration 1h.

Price

Full 3,00 euro.
Red. 2,00 euro (visitors under 18 and over 65, groups).

Guided tour: € 10.00 full ticket - € 6.00 Reduced

Part of the “Comacchio Museum Pass” offer, the only ticket to visit all Comacchio museums.

Free

  • Up to age 11 (with parents)
  • Tourist guides
  • Conscripts

Contacts

Information office

Ufficio Informazione e Accoglienza Turistica di Comacchio

Comacchio
Via Agatopisto, 2/a c/o Settecentesco Ospedale degli Infermi
telefax 0533 319278
last modified Apr 08, 2019 11:43
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