The “Museum Peppone and don Camillo”, set into
the San Benedetto Cultural Centre (seat of the House of Folk during the
shootings) and property of the town hall, is situated near Matteotti square.
It was opened on the 16 April 1989 thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm
of a small group of people from Brescello (Mr. Bertoli Erminio –guidance).
Now the museum is run by the municipal tourist board of the town.
Every year, thousands of tourists coming from every part of Italy and
the world (in particular, Germany, France and Switzerland) visit it.
In its rooms there are a lot of relics of the cinematographic
Don Camillo: Peppone’s motorbike, don Camillo’s cassock,
the bikes used by them at the end of Don Camillo's Last Round
(after the mayor has given up his roman parliamentary adventure).
Inside, there are a lot of photos taken during the production of the movies;
the original playbills; the reconstructions of don Camillo’s rectory
and Peppone’s kitchen. Moreover, you can buy souvenirs, famous books
by Giovannino Guareschi, copies of videocassettes of the various movies
(always shown on rotation) and typical
local products, for example the sparkling wine “Lambrusco don
Camillo”, the so-called Spongata (sweet made with almonds and albumen)
and Zuffa (with almonds, pine-kernels and sultanas) of the local “Award-winning
and Renowned Factory Spongata – Luigi Benelli”.
The staff of the museum is constituted by volunteers who, with great enthusiasm
and qualification, look forward to bringing the visitor into “the
town of don Camillo” and into the work of Guareschi.
Open all the year round. Info: Brescello tourism office :: Tel. 0522 482564 :: Fax 0522 684422
Admission: One can visit the museums of
Brescello (Museum of Peppone and Don Camillo, Museum Brescello and Guareschi
and the Archaelogical Museum) with only a ticket at 4 €. One can
buy it at the Tourist Office: Via Cavallotti, 24.
Travel agencies, tour operators, schools, companies, associations
The Museum tel. 0522/962158
The town hall of Brescello
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