International Museum of Ceramic Design
Within the sixteenth-century Palazzo Guilizzoni (which is now known as Perabò) in Cerro is a cloister with porticoes made of granite from Baveno that houses the Civic Collection of Earthenware. The MIDeC (International Museum of Ceramic Design) began with a donation of “Richard Ginori 1735”, which was a clear indication of the museum’s chosen path, and the collection is displayed in eleven rooms on the main floor of the palace. It is a specialist museum that collects and documents earthenware made in the Lombardy area from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and offers visitors a chance to enjoy very clearly displayed examples of this particular earthenware.
Made with selected clays, earthenware differs from porcelain in that although it is not as strong, it produces outstanding results when decorated. The Wedgwood factory in England was the first to create this new form of earthenware in the 1750s and its popularity soon spread to Italy.
ADDRESS: Lungolago Perabò, 5 - Cerro di Laveno Mombello
WINTER TIME (1ST MARCH - 30TH JUNE / 1ST OCTOBER - 6TH JANUARY):
- from Friday to Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm / 2 pm - 5 pm
SUMMER TIME (1ST JULY - 30TH SEPTEMBER):
- Friday and Saturday: 3 pm - 8 pm
- Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm / 2 pm - 7 pm
- Full ticket: € 5
- Reduced ticket (over 65, student 14 - 26 yo): € 3
- Ticket for 20 people: 70 €
- Free ticket: children under 14 yo and disabled
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