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Casa Museo del Sapone

C. Da Cartabubbo, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
+39 349 608 7713
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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.
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“soap making” (6 reviews)
“olive trees” (4 reviews)
“the owner” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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C. Da Cartabubbo, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
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+39 349 608 7713
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little musuem in the middel of olive trees. Very difficult to find, but the owner was so nice to pick us up nearby. During the visit you can learn how to make soap nowadays but also in ancient times. Just great! Kids can even make...More

Thank Franziska K
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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for visiting our little museum!

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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Set on a beautiful organic olive farm, the visit to the museum, while small, was made fascinating by Alessandro's passion for the history and process of soap making. I now know more than I ever expected about soap!

Thank Elin M
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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thanks a lot for visiting us!!

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

So much information, history, and unique artisan soaps from around the world packed in this little stone (an old storage) house in the heart of an olive grove! As other reviewers have noted, Alessandro is extremely knowledgeable (from the chemistry behind soap to the history)...More

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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thanks a lot for visiting our museum! We are also very happy you enjoyed the tour and we are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

In the beautiful countryside outside Sciacca Alessandro has opened a museum and hands-on visit to know all about soap, he transmits his passion and knowledge of all things soapy and we got to make our own customised soap. If you want to do something a...More

Thank Luigi M
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Casa Museo del Sapone is a must see for both locals and visitors to Sicily! A unique attraction located in the picturesque heart of an olive region. There is a sign at the entrance to the farms drive which is helpful in confirming you are...More

Thank Natalie S
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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2016

WOW!! Thanks a lot for what you wrote! I am really really happy you enjoyed the tour and the workshop at the museum. This is for me something amazing and people like you, gives to me the energy to do this work and to build...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Quite interesting review of the history and process of soap/s around the world. Very informative and the setting is quite nice--in the middle of an olive grove and housed in a very old renovated Sicilian farm building. Alessandro is so knowledgeable and entertaining! The olive...More

Thank rsnow5
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Alessandro provides a very personalised tour of his soap museum and if you like you can make your own soap with him. It is a bit off the beaten track so best to phone/email ahead and he will be waiting for you when you arrive.

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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Thanks a lot for visiting our museum and for the review! I am really glad you enjoyed it and hope to host you again in the future! Thanks

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

What a fantastic time I had at this soap museum Not only did I learn a lot about historic and current soap making processes, I also got to have hands on experience and make my very own soap! The host is very passionate, knowledgeable and...More

Thank LisanneDe
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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

Thanks a lot for your review! We are really happy you had a great experience at the soap museum and hope you can visit us one day in the future again! Thanks!

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Reviewed July 5, 2016

The setting serves up a slice of Italian history; and the host is warm, welcoming, informative and talks about his subject with obvious joy and enthusiasm.

Thank Melissa D
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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thanks a lot for doing the tour at the museum! I am glad you enjoyed and hope you will visit it again in the future!

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Alessandro is one of the most positive and enthusiastic people you will ever be lucky enough to meet. He has poured his heart and soul into this museum and his passion for his work is infectious. You can't help but fall in love with this...More

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saponiesaponi, Proprietario at Casa Museo del Sapone, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thanks a lot for the beautiful words you wrote about this experience at the museum! I am happy this tour can leave positive vibes and hope you will visit again our museum in the future!!!

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