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

Ph. +39 059 416145 (during opening times of the Castle’s Museum)

Ph. +39 059 416277 (Mondays to Fridays 9-13)


Only information: +39 366 4399931 (Mondays to Saturdays 9-13/15-19)


Opening times


January, February and November 
Sundays 10-13


From March 1st to June 14th
Saturdays and Sundays 10-13/15-19


From June 15th to August 25th
Sundays 10-13/17-20


From August 26th to October 31st and December
Saturdays and Sundays 10-13/15-19


Special openings

January 1st and 6th, November 1st; December 26th 15-18.30

Easter Sundays, April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd 15-19

Easter Mondays and December 8th 10-13/15-19

Every Wednesday in July 19-23.30

August 10th 17-23.30

August 15th 10-13/17-20

August 21-22-23 (Ludi di San Bartolomeo) 20-23.30



Easter Sundays morning

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

24th of August (Ludi di San Bartolomeo: fireworks show)

25th of December


Weekday openings

On weekdays and in during closed periods you may book tour guides by phone or mail. 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 and on August 24th.




Adult: 4,00 €

Reduction: 3,00 € 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 30 people, Young Card holders, Carta Doc holders, extraterritorial schools.

Reduction: 2,00 € FAI membership card holders

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.


From April 20 to May 5, from June 15 to September 30, from December 1 to January 6 the acces at the Museum is free, except for groups with obligatory reservation.


The “Moving Castle Room”

An enchantend room where the ceiling has disappeared

a room without walls

endless spaces for wonderful stories…


The Moving Castle Room is  a video art installation and architectural mapping developpend by Delumen Studio. It’s a new part of the multimedial Museum that shows us the imaginary world of the castles. 

It’s visible during the opening time.


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.


Tourist Information Point

The Tourist Information Center is located at the ground floor of the castle.  Here you can find all the information of the local touristic offer. When the Tourist Infomation Point is closed there is a 24 hours a day “Info Touch” under the porch in “Piazza della Repubblica” square facing the castle.


Learning activities and thematic tours

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



For info and reservation:

Castle’s Museum: 059 416145 (domenica ore 10-13)
Culture office: 059 416277-244 (da lunedì a venerdì ore 9-13)


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