Museum "OVO PINTO" Civitella del Lago

Specialties: Traditions
P.zza Mazzini, 9
05023 Baschi (TR)
Municipality: Baschi
Region: Umbria

Tel. 340/8995074

Easter egg painting is a very ancient usage, dating back to the Roman period and still alive in Europe, above all in Central Italy. It is a rural art, and therefore a poor art which, forgotten among the other old things, it is a pleasure to rediscover, thinking about the time when sincerity, naturalness, and simplicity had the taste of genuine things. As a matter of fact, once the eggs were painted with flowers, herbs, onions, etc. They represented the wish of the people to rediscover their roots, their own "kin", to go back to healthy traditions (simple, poor, but very sincere). This tradition has been preserved by the people who work voluntarily to organize every year the OvoPinto Exhibit - National Contest. The Exhibit houses thousands of eggshells of all animal species (from ostrich to canaries), painted and/or engraved by expert artists or amateurs and put on display (ordered according to the year or the theme) in this tiny but characteristic and original Museum, unique in the world.
Opening times:
Winter opening times (1st October - 31st March): on days before holidays 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.; on holidays 10.00 a.m.-noon and 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Summer opening times: on days before holidays, 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.; on holidays 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
By previous booking on other days: +39 340 8995074
Entrance fee:
- Full ticket: Euros 2.00
- Reduced ticket and groups: Euro 1.00

Management: Cultural Association OVO PINTO
OVO PINTO Museum - Civitella del Lago
OVO PINTO Museum - Civitella del Lago
OVO PINTO Museum - Civitella del Lago
OVO PINTO Museum - Civitella del Lago
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