Casa Museo del Sapone
Casa Museo del Sapone
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
A soap museum dedicated to the history and science of soap. The museum is an old, restored 19th century building with high ceilings and original stonework. On display, are two old presses and other agricultural tools, typical of South West Sicily. The inspiration to open a soap museum, comes from our experience in making and producing soap and natural cosmetics. We would like to share our passion and knowledge about the history, science and technicalities of soap making, to eveyone interested in learning more about this essential product, which started to be produced in 2800 B.C. All the visits to the museum are guided tours, and at the end of your visit you will have the chance to try our products. We are open ONLY with a reservation, and you may book a tour online or by calling us.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Orly F
Delray Beach, FL45 contributions
We had a great experience with Alessandro who’s the owner of the property. He takes great pride at what he does and it shows. We learned a lot about the olives and the oil. We made soap to take as a souvenir. Highly recommend this tour, you won’t regret it He also speaks English very well which was a great plus for us.
Written June 25, 2022
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Thanks a lot for visiting our museum. I am really happy you enjoyed the tour and the soap making experience. Thanks again and hope to welcome you here in the future!
Written July 6, 2022
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HJA50
4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
We visited this museum as a group of 8 and were enchanted by the authentic artefacts and Alessandro's knowledge and enthusiasm. The ancient history of such an everyday item as Soap made us look at it in a completely different light. As well as the Tour, we had a Tasting of Olive Oil and a pre-arranged Italian Language class. What a wonderful visit in this beautiful countryside setting. We went by minibus from Sciacca and would definitely book next time for a Cooking class. 😀
Written April 14, 2019
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Thanks a lot for the visit! I am really happy you enjoyed the time spent at our museum and I am waiting for you next time you will be in Sciacca!
Written April 16, 2019
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Barbi Sz
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution
Aug 2015 • Family
If you find yourself near Sciacca, you should definitely visit this museum, Alessandro was great and his speaking about soap and olive oil production was very interesting. I bought natural cosmetics for myself and as a gift for my family as well. Really recommend!!
Written August 5, 2015
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It was a pleasure for me to tour you at the museum and explaining you the history and science of soap! I am happy you enjoyed the visit and thanks a lot for coming here to discover our museum!
Written August 6, 2015
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LD0w20
Greater Manchester, UK17 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
This little museum is a jewel in the Sicilian countryside not just because it is a cool break from the heat, but because of the Italian welcome and tour. The tour guide (and owner) takes you through an interesting and accurate journey through soap history in Sicily with unrepressed enthusiasm and passion for his subject. There is also an opportunity to taste the olive oil and chocolate and to sample the natural cosmetics they produce on the farm, (the scrub is a must buy!). Thankyou Professor & assistant! :-)
Written July 2, 2015
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Thank you so much for visiting and writing this review! We are really glad you enjoyed the museum and expecially our project to let everybody know different stories about a different and rural Sicily!
Written July 3, 2015
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Sophie H
5 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
Firstly, visiting this museum is worth it just for the beautiful view of Sciacca behind you as you crest the hill towards the museum!

Casa Museo del Sapone is in a picturesque setting in the Sicilian countryside close to Sciacca, and well worth a visit. The museum is in a restored olive-pressing barn, complete with two old wooden olive presses. The exhibition itself is wonderful - Alessandro provides a personal tour, explaining the traditional way of making soap, its links to the Mediterranean, and the way in which things have changed over time. His passion for both the traditional methods and the chemistry behind it is clear, and his enthusiasm is infectious!

There is also the possibility to sample and purchase some of the soaps, shampoos and other toiletries handmade by Alessandro. Based on olive oil and fruit and plant extracts, these products are really one of a kind! I highly recommend the shower gel and traditional soaps, as there's nothing better than arriving home after a holiday in Sicily and showering with the beautiful smell of Sicilian lemons and olive oil!

All in all, this museum is a lovely, rustic little place with a lot to offer - worth straying 10 minutes off the beaten track!
Written May 22, 2015
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Grazie di cuore per aver visitato il nostro piccolo museo e per avere contribuito alla crescita del nostro progetto!
Written May 24, 2015
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MeetingsToGo
San Antonio, TX197 contributions
Oct 2019
I've been on so many tours during my time as a meeting and event planner. I thought this would be just another tour. I was happily mistaken! Alessandro (the owner/operator) of this Olive Farm was amazing. He speaks English very well (he went to university in Australia), and has a real passion for all things related to olives. He has done a great job at restoring a historic building on his property which houses the "soap laboratory" and a museum about the origins of soap, how to make it, etc. We learned how to "taste" olive oil and determine its "notes", and ended the evening with wine and hors d' oeuvres outside his home. We made our own soap which we took home as memories of our experience. This experience was an amazing value, and we learned things that we will keep with us forever. It isn't a "tour".....it's an Experience!
Written October 9, 2019
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Thanks a lot for visiting the soap museum and for living the soap class experience with me! I am really happy you enjoyed! Thanks again!
Written October 10, 2019
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AgataP
197 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
I have always been fascinated by people with passion and devotion for what they do and live for. If you really want to meet a person of that kind-go to Sciacca'a Soap Museum, hidden a little bit out of town in the countryside among olive trees. Alessandro, the founder and the owner of the place has come up with a wonderful idea of opening a Soap Museum next to his house and laboratory, where he produces natural cosmetics based on olive oil. As a guide he is extremely knowledgeable, passionate and informative. As a person he is friendly and cheerful. During the tour you can hear a lot of interesting facts about soap production, go back in time and see how the process has been evolving for years. Apart from that, you can also test and buy natural cosmetics both for yourself and as a present for family an friends as they are already nicely packaged and wrapped. For your curiosity -the museum is only the third of this kind in the world, which makes the place even more unique. There's no fee to enter and for your convenience Alessandro is pretty flexible about opening hours-just make a phone call to book in advance.
Written August 29, 2015
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Thanks a lot for what you wrote! Passion is the key of everything and I am really glad I transmitted this positive energy to you! Thanks again!
Written September 1, 2015
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tracy d
drogheda41 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
had a little difficulty finding this place, but we pulled up at a local hotel to get directions, the receptionist kindly rang for directions only to be told that they where closed but to wait in the car park as Alexandro the owner would open up for us and call for us in the hotel car park to guide us, only 3 of us and we had a very enjoyable tour of this very small museum, but we loved it and its products which we love and recommend. He's so passionate about what he does, you can just feel it and see it in the way he talks, a lovely man, would highly recommend, we visited in mid June 2015.
Written July 9, 2015
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Thanks a lot for writing a review for our little soap museum! It was a pleasure for me to show and explain you the magical world of soaps!
Written July 14, 2015
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Stefania C
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Oh where to start! Dearest Alessandro, such a charismatic, intelligent and gentle guide. He made our experience ever so heart warming. His charisma shines through the entire sharing and his sharing is well knowledgeable and extremely interesting. The tour he provided us with was ever so personal. The tour started off with a good background of soap and soap making, then we proceeded onto creating our own small soap bar to keep, then we moved onto the museum where Alessandro goes into more detail about soap/ olive oil making. Then to our surprise, we where taken upstairs on the roof where we could see a whole landscape of Alessandro's majestic lands. We could see the sunset, and Alessandro kindly prepared a taste of his own olives, olive oil and a chilled bottle of white wine. Alessandro - we are truly grateful for the amazing experience! Keep well :)
Written September 6, 2023
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Stephanie B
2 contributions
This was an amazing experience for our group. Host is very welcoming and the area is located in the heart of olive tree growing. The ancient barn full of authentic ancient machinery and tools. Explanation is very interactive and never dull. An experience we will treasure. Highly recommended.
Written April 4, 2022
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Thanks a lot for visiting our museum! We are really happy you enjoyed the time spent here and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Written June 25, 2022
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