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The Pickling Factory

The imposing eel pickling factory at Comacchio has reopened its doors.
The Pickling Factory

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020) to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all the museums and monuments of the province of Ferrara will be closed to the public until further notice

A piece of the delta's history returns to its former splendour to celebrate a past too important to be forgotten. Life in the Valli was hard, a life spent between the ubiquitous water and the meagre patches of flat land, searching for eels and fish to survive.

The Museo dei Fuochi tells of these affairs with its twelve functioning chimneys that served to give the eel that characteristic cooking that has put it back on modern menus.

The fires, the spits (until a few decades ago turned by the courageous women of Comacchio), the ancient structures and the barrels have all been restored to recreate the fascinating storyline of a territory interwoven with legends and truths.

A museum that is not just a place to visit, but also a symbol that allows us to fully understand the true conditions of a land constantly struggling with itself.

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Reopening May, 30th

From November to February
From Tuesday to Saturday - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm
Sunday and holidays - Open all day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

From March to June and from September to October
From Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday) - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm

July and August
Everyday - From 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm


Full 3,00 euro.
Red. 2,00 euro (visitors under 18 and over 65, groups).

Guided tour: € 10.00 full ticket - € 6.00 Reduced

Part of the “Comacchio Museum Pass” offer, the only ticket to visit all Comacchio museums.


  • Up to age 11 (with parents)
  • Tourist guides
  • Conscripts


Information office

Ufficio Informazione e Accoglienza Turistica di Comacchio

Via Agatopisto, 2/a c/o Settecentesco Ospedale degli Infermi
telefax 0533 319278
last modified Sep 14, 2020 10:40
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