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.
Opening hours: The museum will be closed from Monday 5 June until Monday 26 June for summer holidays
- From 27 June to 1° October summer opening: every day from 15:00 to 19:00 – close on Monday
Night opening on thursday from 20:45 to 22:45.
Guided tours are available (on reservation) on thursday, friday and saturday.
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 are available (on reservation) on Fridays and Saturdays
(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