Cervi House Museum

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

Address and contacts

Via Fratelli Cervi, 9 - 42043 Gattatico
Telefono -  Phone 0039 0522 678356
Email info@istitutocervi.it
Sito web - Website Museo Casa Cervi

Opening times

November, 2 - February 28
From Tuesday to Friday
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

March 1  - October 31
Thursday and Friday
3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
3.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Closed every Monday, December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

Because of Covid-19 health emergency the reservation is recommended.


€ 3.00

Reservation required for groups:
Email gabriella.gotti@istitutocervi.it (for groups)
Email didattica@istitutocervi.it (for schools)

How to get there


By car
A1 motorway exit in Reggio Emilia, main road No. 9 Via Emilia until Sant'Ilario d'Enza, secondary road No. 38 Sant'Ilario-Gattatico - Sorbolo.

By train
The nearest stations are Sorbolo, that can be reached from Parma through TPER Parma-Suzzara route, and Sant'Ilario d'Enza (8 km), that can be reached from Reggio Emilia by bus No. 2

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 by the Nazi-Fascists November 25, 1943, (then shot December 28, 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 the relations among man and environment, agriculture and landscape.

Cervi House Museum, outside

Cervi Museum House


Cervi House Museum, tradizioni politiche e sociali nelle campagne d'Italia

Cervi Museum House

Opposition to fascism and Resistance

Cervi House Museum, opposizione al fascismo e Resistenza

Cervi Museum House

Political and social traditions in the italian countrysides

Copyright Istituto Alcide Cervi

Useful link

The seven Cervi Brothers