Someone said: "Experience is the sum of the disappointments collected in the past." This phrase perfectly describes the daily life of men and women who have lived in the territory of Livigno for the past centuries. Attempt after attempt, they managed to create a delicate balance in a prolonged isolation, and the result of all these efforts is a town with an environment, language, traditions, food and clothing different from the surrounding towns, found meters below and beyond geographical and political boundaries. The spirit of adaptation and the art of getting by with what little was available have always characterized the life and strength of Livigno and Trepalle. Today much has changed. With progress, tourism and welfare, "must do" seems to have disappeared and surviving the cold winter does not seem a problem. Livigno is now a place always on the fence between innovation and tradition; the museum project aims to help both tourists and locals to better understand the past and particularly the energy and dynamics that led to the current present. History is not a distant dusty corner, but is also what happened only yesterday, our recent past, times when everything changed forever and that could be easily forgotten or distorted, and should and cannot be.
For this purpose arises MUS! Museum of Livigno and Trepalle.
"MUS" recalls two dialect items: the first has a command value and indicates an
imperative requirement, with no alternative, to act, like MUST in english. MUS also
means human or animal face and finally the sound of the this word recalls
"museum", a term that does not exist in the local dialect.
This word perfectly embodies the purpose and intent of the museum project, which is to witness the spirit of adaptation and the art of getting by developed to survive in an isolated environment with very limited resources.
MUS also represents the "face" of a community that has its origins in the animal farming and agriculture, but that has changed dramatically in a short amount of time with the arrival of progress and tourism;
MUS encompasses the concept of "museum", a physical place to store, display and study memories of a distant and recent past. And yet, MUS is a place that did not exist in the town, but that was felt as an urge, a need to remember, to collect and understand what it used to be and show it to those who are curious.
- open from Sunday to Friday from 15:00 to 19:00;
- night opening on Thursday from 20:45 to 22:45;
- closed on 25th December, 1st January and 16th April.
Rates in effect from 1 January 2017
Full price: € 3,50
Reduced price (4-14 years, + 65 years): € 2,50
Groups price: € 2,00 min 10 pax
Admission free for children 0-3 years old and disabled people
Guided tours of an hour for groups of maximum of 15 persons are available on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
(Booking is obligatory at information office, directly at the museum or by phone +39 0342 970296 from 15:00 to 19:00.)
Up to 6 persons: € 5,00 per person
More than 6 persons € 2,00 per person