National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti

"National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011

National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti, Italy

The Museo Nazionale delle Paste alimentari (the National Pasta Museum), at Piazza Scanderberg, is the first structure at an international level dedicated specifically to a food product. In its eleven exhibition rooms the history of Italy’s most typical dish can be traced. The procedures used to produce pasta from durum wheat, and its development through various historical periods is presented. There is a library within the museum which contains ancient and modern texts regarding the culinary evolution of pasta and the techniques used for its production. The museum’s library is quite unique, and is used by academics and those carrying out research in this field. There will be a “Museum Prize” and a number of seminars during the year, these are organised in collaboration with the Ministero delle Risorse Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali (the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests). A number of publications are produced in collaboration with the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (the National Mint and Printing Institute), these include “E’ Tempo di Pasta” (“Time for Pasta”), and “La Pasta nel Museo” (“Pasta in the Museum”) and also a collection of recipes “E' Tempo di Ricette” (“It’s Recipe Time”).

Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari (National Museum of Pasta Foods) provides the history of Pasta, production machinery, didactics of production technologies, nutritional information, pasta in ancient and modern art, etc.. The visit is surely of great interest for every kind of schools and particularly for technical and hotel schools.

The visitors will also discover the purely Italian invention, the most important of all, which has made the development of pasta foods possible throughout the world, that is the creation of “dry pasta”. This was an innovation which allows it to be preserved in perfect condition for months and even for years. On a tour including the ears of durum wheat, King Ruggero II, Idrìsi, Trabìa, farfalle, spaghetti and macaroni, Totò, Ingrid Bergman, flour and semolina, the visitors will “taste” the real history of the Italian “first course”. You will get Postcards, posters, books and other gadgets. The Library is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, not on holidays.

Opening Hours: Every day, 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., Sunday included, Italian National Holidays excluded.
Admissions: Adults: € 10,00; Children < 18 years and military personnel in uniform: € 7,00.

Address and Contact:
Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari (National Museum of Pasta Foods)
Piazza Scanderbeg, 117 00187 Roma (RM) [few steps from the Trevi Fountain, at the foot of the Quirinale Palace]
Underground: Line A, Barberini;
Bus: 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 71, 95, 175, 492, 630.
Tel.: (+39) - 06 - 69.91.120
Fax: (+39) - 06 - 69.91.109
Email: past...@pastainmuseum.it
Internet: http://www.museodellapasta.it/changelang.php?lang=en

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