Cervi House Museum

In the museum are some documents linked to the historical episode of The Cervi brothers, the Resistance and rural culture.

Address and contacts

Via Fratelli Cervi, 9 - 42043 Gattatico
+39 0522.678356
Museo Casa Cervi

Opening times

From November, 1st to February 29th:
from Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

From March, 1st to October 31st:
from Tuesday to Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Closed every Monday and on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st

Entrance fees

3 Euro

Reservation required for groups:
paola.varesi@istitutocervi.it (for groups)
didattica@istitutocervi.it (for schools)

How to get there

By car:
from the A1 Motorway Milan-Naples: exit Terre di Canossa - Campegine and follow the directions "Museo Cervi" (about 1km)
From Reggio Emilia or Parma, on via Emilia (SS 9): follow respectively the directions to Parma or Reggio and then the indications to Campegine-Gattatico-Poviglio

Historical notes

The museum was built in 1960, but the collection of objects of rural culture dates back to 1970. It finds place in the rural house where the seven Cervi brothers lived; these were arrested (and then shoton November 12, 1943) by the Nazi-Fascists on November 25, 1943, because they began the Resistance movement in the Reggio Emilia area.
In the museum there are documents and photos tied to the historical episodes of the Cervi brothers, the Resistance movement and rural culture. There are also working tools belonging to a rural family of the first half of this century. Moreover, the museum promotes various meetings, exhibitions and cultural activities, hosts an Agriculture History Library and a Naive Art picture collection.
In the farm surrounding the house was recently realized an agro-environmental park with a guided route in the history of the territory and of the relations between man and environment, agriculture and landscape.

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