The Peppone and Don Camillo Museum at Brescello is managed by the local community, which offers visitors items of interest and memories of the celebrated saga of Don Camillo and Peppone. It was at Brescello in fact that the five films based on the character created by Giovanni Guareschi were recorded, from 1951 to 1965, played by Fernandel and Gino Cervi.
The rooms contain many souvenirs of the recording of the films, including the priest’s clothes that Fernandel wore, and Peppone’s motorbike. In the squares next to the Museum you can find the tank that appears in one famous scene, while the bell that falls on Peppone hangs from a lintel under the collonnade that runs alongside via Giglioli. Finally, the famous talking crucifix is held in a side chapel in the church of S. Maria Maggiore.