More than 1,000 square metres for an interactive route, opened in 2012, showcasing the history, culture and technology of artisanal ice cream and the skills of those who have transformed it over the centuries.
Original machines, precious vintage tools and accessories, over 10,000 photographs and historical documents enrich the Carpigiani headquarters in Anzola dell'Emilia.
The preservation of snow for the production of 'sorbets' is an ancient practice: already in Mesopotamia, cold drinks were consumed during royal banquets and religious ceremonies.
The Romans created 'vie della Neve' while the birth of sorbet is traced back to the Arabs, so much so that 400 different types of flowers were cultivated in Palermo to make the tasty syrups.
A very long history, therefore, to be retraced, first visiting the museum and perhaps, at the end of the visit, enjoying a lovely gelato.