Museo del Cinema


Located at Le Ciminiere – a converted sulphur refinery – the Museo del Cinema explores the evolution of movie making. Exhibition translations are poor, though the collection of movie posters, memorabilia and vintage equipment should engage most. Informative guided tours are included in the admission price, though these are only in Italian.

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