Living the castle

Archaeological and Multimedia Museum and Tourist Information Centre

 c/o reception of the Castle’s Museum, Piazza Calcagnini, 1  41043 Formigine (MO)


Contact us

Tel. 059 416145 during opening times of the Castle’s Museum

To book call +39 366 4399931 Mondays to Saturdays 9.00 am-1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm

or write to


Opening times

January, February, November 

Sundays 10.00 am-1.00 pm

From March to May

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 7 p.m.
From mid-June to mid-August
Summer schedule being finalized
In the months of September, October and December
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 7 p.m.

Special openings

every Wednesday in July 4.30 pm -11.30 pm

10th of August 5.00 pm – 11.30 pm

1st of November, 8th of December, 26th of December, 1st of January, 6th of January 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm

25th of April, Easter Monday, 2nd of June 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm



11-18 of August (only booked tour-guides)

24th of August (Ludi di San Bartolomeo fireworks display)

25th of December


Weekday openings

On weekdays and in during closed periods you may book tour guides on the phone. On weekdays, for groups under 15 people a 25,00 € supplement will be added to the admission ticket.

The Castle’s park is open every day except on Mondays.




Adult: 4,00 €

Reduction: 3,00 € FAI, Italia Nostra and Touring Club membership card holders as wella as other associations that promote and value the historical and cultural heritage, underage and senior (over 65) citizens, groups of at least 20 people, Young Card holders, Carta Doc holders, extraterritorial schools.

Free admission: Tour guides and interpreters (in the exercise of their duties), courier (max two per group), Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage staff, journalists (in the exercise of their duties), disabled people with one helper, university students regularly enrolled, children up to 12 years of age (for families), resident citizens accompanying non residents.

The “Magic Pen”

The “Magic Pen”, a simple and intuitive audio-guide, is available at the Museum’s welcome desk. It will guide through a fun tour for the whole family. This pen is also available for adults (also in English) and for children, and it is included in the admission ticket. In case of free admission, the price for the pen is 2,00 €.

The bookshop

You may also find a bookshop in the Castle’s reception, where you can buy postcards, brochures, guidebooks, historical recipe books and books on the history of the Castle, the villas and the churches of the area.

Learning activities and thematic tours

The museum guides offer thematic tours and learning activities for kindergartens,  infant schools, junior and high schools.



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