The space, whose architectural design and construction is due to the architects Caravatti and Gugliotta, is located inside the headquarters of Carpigiani Spa that renovating 2,200 square meters, has converted a section of the production departments in an exhibition space that traces the milestones of the history of ice-cream, including technology development and its consumption. From its origins to present day, the interactive course is presented on three levels and through five major themes. Inside the space there are over 20 original machines, multimedia stations, 10,000 photographs and historical documents, valuable tools and accessories as well as unpublished video interviews and even educational workshops that are designed to reproduce historical recipes that can be tasted and compared with the contemporary ice-cream.
In 2003, the company also created a very interesting cultural project in order to support the development of ice-cream parlors in the world and to spread education to pleasure and taste of the Italian ice-cream. With the aim of affirming the excellence of the tradition of Made in Italy, they support and train all entrepreneurs of the world that want to open ice-cream shops, but also those who already have it. This is the mission of the Carpigiani Gelato University, the first ice-cream university of the world.
Thanks to a team of renown international teachers and experts, the Carpigiani University offers classroom courses, online, travels and customized courses on-site or at the customer’s house. The courses are taught in Italian, English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and many other languages, both at the headquarters in Anzola Emilia and in the foreign offices of Carpigiani Gelato University and those of Carpigiani dealers. Using the collaboration of major universities, the school tends to maintain the high competence and the development and research in the Italian ice-cream parlor and pastry craft, but also its spread in the world.