Palazzo dei Pio museums - partly closed for the earthquake
After the earthqiake of May 2012, only the ground floor of Pio Palace is open. It is possible to visit:
- ground floor appartment (Sala dei Cervi) every Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm
- Museo Monumento al Deportato
Full price € 5.00
Reduced € 3.00 for parties of at least 25 people, teachers and guides, TCI and FAI members, EU citizens between the ages of 18 - 25; free on the first Sunday of each month for citizens living in Carpi, Novi, Campogalliano and Soliera, EU citizens below 18 or above 65, disabled people, organised groups of students, and tour guides.
The City Museum contains a number of chronological exhibitions which narrate the history of Carpi as well as the artistic and cultural heritage of the old Civic Museum established in 1898. This institution - during the highlights of the positivist period - had collected not just works of arts, but anything else which told the story of man's activities and his ingenuity through the centuries in Carpi: from ceramics to terracotta, scagliole to mementoes from the Risorgimento, prints and documents as well as architectural and decorative fragments from the city, machinery, equipment and multimedia documentation on agricultural activities, including cork production as well as more recent entrepreneurial activities in the clothing and textile sector.
A sizeable part of the twenty thousand pieces contained in the museum have been donated by private collectors. Of these, special mention must be made of the Pietro Foresti, Lando Degoli and Carlo Contini collections, given both their vastness and specific nature.
How to get there
By car: from the Modena Nord exit off the highway take the Modena-Brenner connection and exit at Carpi; Or, from the city of Modena, take the Modena beltway toward Carpi and then the State Road S.S. 413 Romana, called the National Road to Carpi.
From the Modena Railway station: Modena/Verona line, Carpi station; or busses to Carpi