Point of interestUmbrella and Parasol Museum
The Gignese Museum is the only one in the world devoted to umbrellas and parasols; its collection comprises over a thousand examples of umbrellas, parasols and handles.
Some items are curiosities, or of considerable historical and cultural importance, like the umbrellas that belonged to Queen Margherita of Savoy or the Risorgimento patriot and politician Giuseppe Mazzini. The showcases display finely made and exquisitely decorated umbrellas, which visitors will find intriguing and ravishingly pretty. The section devoted to the life of the umbrella-makers includes photographs of pioneer craftsmen, rudimentary tools from workshops of the past, and the tools that the umbrella makers/menders used when they plied their trade in the streets of Italy and throughout the world.
The Museum takes us on a journey through a corner of history, full of images and memorabilia of an ancient trade that the local umbrella makers took successfully all over the world.
Open from 1 April to 30 September from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00. Closed Monday.
Admission: € 2.50
How to get thereA26 toll motorway going in the direction of Gravellona Toce, Carpugnino exit, then continue in the direction of Gignese
from April to September from 10.00 to 12.00 am / from 3.00 to 6.00 pm
|Name||Museo dell'Ombrello e del Parasole|
|Address||Via Golf Panorama 2 - Gignese (VB)|
|Phone number||+39 0323 89622|