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  1. Italy
  2. Piedmont
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Academy of Essences Tour – Múses Savigliano

Product ID: 149540
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Inside the MÚSES sensory museum in Europe, you will be able go on a journey through the art and craft of perfume made essences and flavors of the country. Learn about the secrets of perfumery art and stimulate your own senses along the way.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit a historical landmark and see the amazing set-up of the Muses
  • Find out curious details about the essences and herbs of Piedmont
  • Use each one of your senses to dive into the history of perfumery
  • Have fun with the sensory activity “scented notes”
  • Take away with you a little souvenir perfumed with your favorite essences
Full description
The doors of the 17th Century Palazzo Taffini D’Acceglio, renowned for its frescoes situated in the Hall of Honor, will open in front of you on this guided tour. Following the interactive exhibition through video installations and site-specific works by international contemporary artists.  Instruments from the period and the characters who innovated the production techniques, plus the secrets of perfumery art will be revealed.   

From Byzantium to Venice, follow the essential oil and spice roads; the great ladies of the Italian Renaissance, caught between science and passion and the fascinating story of Eau de Cologne and his Piedmontese inventor. The exhibition installations, made by international artists, explain in a very evocative way, the metamorphosis of contemporary art into the world of herbs and perfumery.

The heart of Palazzo Taffini is the Garden of Senses, designed to stimulate the visitor’s senses through the colors of flowers, the texture of the leaves and the essences’ scent.  The tour ends in the fully equipped lab at MÚSES, called The Sensory Room, where you'll have a go at the art of perfumery with the game “scented notes”.  Figure out the peculiarity of the aromatic notes composing a perfume, the olfactory families and the virtues of some essential oils. You will be able to pick your favorite scents and make a perfume to take away with you.

  • The Muses/Palazzo Taffini entrance ticket
  • Guided tour of the permanent exhibition
  • Sensory game “scented notes”
  • Little souvenir
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour of temporary exhibitions (if present)
  • Tranfer

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Meeting point

Palazzo Taffini d’Acceglio - at the Ticket office Múses/Tourism Information Center (ground floor)

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Important information
Know before you go
• 20-minute walk from the rail station of Savigliano
• Free and non-monitored parking lot nearby
• Please notify in advance of any allergies to some perfume ingredients or essential oils
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Product ID: 149540