It was inaugurated on 10 May 2014 at the wonderful medieval rural court of Giarola (Collecchio) located on the right bank of the Taro River, in line with the Via Francigena, the Way through which the pilgrims used to head towards the eternal City. The Pasta Museum was placed right next to the already existing Tomato Museum, in the wider context of the Food Museums of the province of Parma (Parmigiano Reggiano Museum in Soragna, Wine Museum in Sala Baganza, Salame Museum and Ham Museum in Langhirano) to complete a journey for studying the most important gastronomic products of the territory. EXPLORE THE PASTA MUSEUM CATALOGUE
Academia Barilla – Pasta Academy has produced a short documentary at the Pasta Museum about the extraordinary history of the main dish of Italian cuisine: pasta.
From botany to cultivation, from milling to domestic and artisan production, from the pasta capitals to the ancient production technology, up to the modern industrial production, a fascinating journey to discover our food roots.
The Gastronomic Library of Academia Barilla | The Italian Food Academy
In May of 2004 Academia Barilla was inaugurated: an international center for promotion, tutelage and development of the art of Italian Gastronomy. At a year of distance, in 2005, Academia Barilla offered to the public an indispensable tool for its mission: the Gastronomic Library of Academia Barilla, a unique collectionof texts on the Art of Gastronomy made available for consultation to scholars and lovers of the topic, with over 14.000 books on the theme of gastronomy and food.
Known to have originated in the Americas, the tomato has been grown in Parma province since the late 19th century. The local area has not restricted itself to cultivation; actually, it has also focused on processing both tomato-based products and technology for the canning industry, now exported all over the world. Tomatoes are therefore fully entitled to their position in a museum itinerary that emphasizes local produce from the Parma area. The museum is based at the Corte di Giarola in the municipality of Collecchio, in an agri-food processing center dating back to the Middle Ages. Home to a tomato canning factory for the first six decades of the 20th century, it now also plays host to the Taro Regional River Park. EXPLORE THE TOMATO MUSEUM CATALOGUE
Can Design and Communication provide a perspective view in order to tie the plot of relations underlying the production culture of our territory?
Starting from this research question, the “Final Synthesis Lab of the Three-year Course in Industrial Product Design” of the University of Bologna, in cooperation with the Barilla Historical Archive, the Food Museums of the Province of Parma, the Carpigiani Ice-cream Museum, the Italian Museum of Cast Iron, the Historic Museum “G. Bucci” of Cooperativa Ceramica in Imola, has tried new ways of development and fruition of material and immaterial heritage preserved by the involved realities.