Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral of Vercelli verified

Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

closed 50 shades of ruby.

The show

In the wake of the success of the traditional appointment From knowledge to taste, the Foundation proposes, on Saturday 2 February at 3.30 pm, 50 shades of ruby. Colors and aromas between miniatures and goblets.

The appointment includes a visit to some manuscripts of the Library, each associated with a wine produced by the Cantina Sociale della Serra di Piverone. An event linked to the stories of books and the vine, following their natural essences. The wine comes from a plant that collects every single substance present from the ground, proposing in the glass the characteristics of the terroir of origin, through the colors, smells and flavors. Medieval manuscripts were made using inks, pigments, lacquers, binders and dyes: all mostly vegetable and mineral substances, selected for their characteristics and to last over time, keeping the transmission of knowledge intact.

Participants will therefore be given the opportunity to learn about the manuscripts of the Capitular Library and the raw materials used for their writing and decoration, tasting three paired wines, representative of the territory and the vineyards from which the grapes come.

50 shades of ruby is an event organized in collaboration with the Cantina Sociale della Serra, located on the southern slope of the moraine hill of the Serra, founded in 1953, which today has 250 members located in 18 municipalities. The winemaker, sommelier and vice president Marcello Borsetto will talk to us about the wines of the winery. On February 2nd, the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo will be the scene of a riot of colors and aromas to discover an unusual perfect combination. The appointment, including visit and tasting, will cost € 15.00.

Places for the event are limited and it is necessary to register, by February 1st, by writing to or by calling 0161 51650.

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Alessandro D’Angennes, 5
13100 Vercelli


More on the program

date_range undefined undefined

Hwæt! The Vercelli Book Saga

Until 12 August 2022

What you find on Artsupp

Artsupp brings together all the news from the world of art and museums on a single platform. From today we are also in Spain, United Kingdom, Holland, France and Germany. Register to discover the museums that will share their exhibitions and cultural activities on Artsupp.

About us