A pasta museum in Chianti
Come and discover the treasures of the pasta and Tuscan country life museum : a piece of history that allows us to relive a little bit of our past celebrated within our pasta production, unaltered for more than 100 years.
Born out of the founder Giovanni Fabbri’s love and passion, first of his name, the history of our museum begins 125 years ago, from a private collection. The collection has constantly grown thanks to diverse donations of fellow citizens acquisitions of the subsequent owners of the factory. To date, the museum comprises more than 400 objects built between the second half of the 1700s and the first half of the 1900s.
You’ll find on display testimonies of Tuscan country life, several antique pieces used through the centuries for pasta production, among which a collection of horizontal and vertical presses, and a dozen of American machines, including various “Vitantonio” models patented in Cleveland, USA from 1906.
Besides, the museum possesses a fascinating collection of books and magazines dating back to the first half of the 1900s along with some of the company’s accounting papers, patents, post cards and numerous photos that tell the story of Strada in Chianti, are kept in the historical archive.
Not only based on the past, the visit will take you to the to the first floor, where the production takes place, using original machines from the 1950s: you will discover the secrets to producing Fabbri pasta, the importance of using low temperatures during the production process, and the health benefits, backed up by scientific research, resulting from eating old wheat.
From extrusions presses to chitarre for spaghetti, passing by antique scales and sieves, objects recalling the daily life of our ancestors are not lacking within the Fabbri Museum. Occasionally unusual or exceptional, they always arouse the interest of our visitors, eager to learn.
Have a taste : Browse our selection of 20 exceptional pieces on display in our museum.