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Carpigiani Gelato Museum, Bologna



Carpigiani Gelato Museum is located in Bologna. They have an entire museum showing the history of gelato. From what I can see from the website (will let you know more when we actually get there!) it is a hands-on type of museum.

Logo for Carpigiani Gelato Museum

Logo for Carpigiani Gelato Museum

This museum is “Dedicated to the understanding and study of the history, culture, and technology of gelato and the expertise of the innovators who drove its evolution over the centuries.”
There are several workshops to attend. I can’t wait to sign up for one. Here are some of the offerings:

Taste the History:

Duration- 1 hour
Gelato tasting and museum guided tour
Full price: 5€
Reduced price: 4€ – Children 3-13 years old with adult
Children under 3 years old, free

Discovering Gelato:

Duration- 1 hour, 45 minutes
Gelato lesson with tasting and museum guided tour. Instructors from the University teach participants how to transform fresh fruit into an excellent gelato that can be made at home!
Full price: 20€
Reduced price: 10€ – 10 € for groups of 15 or more.


Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
A delicious guided tasting through different kinds of gelato and museum guided tour. Instructors from the University will present the wide range of gelato products: sorbets, milk-based gelato, express gelato, gelato treats, and gelato cakes!
Full price: 20€


Duration- 3 hours, 30 minutes
Prepare your own gelato with master instructors from the University. Learn how to make a fruit sorbet, follow a recipe, and produce it in the laboratory! At the end of the activity, comparative tasting of the gelato produced.
Full price: 45€


Workshops and tours are offered in English. Check out the website for specific times and current information. You can also just stop by and have gelato when the shop is open!

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
Reservation required for both workshops and visits.
BOOK: – tel: +39 0516505306


How to get there?  The Carpigiani Gelato Museum, University, and Tasting Shop are located in Via Emilia 45, Anzola Italy. Coming from Bologna the quickest way is by car, but if you want to take the bus, you would take the number 87 bus from the Autostazione towards Anzola Emilia; time about 40 minutes. You buy bus tickets from a local tabaccheria (tobacco shop) beforehand. REMEMBER:  Be sure to validate your ticket once you’re on the bus.


Photo credits:  website of Carpigiani Gelato Museum

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