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San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collection of keyboard instruments in a beautiful building. As others have noted the staff do tend to follow you around and on the whole don't speak much English but the staff at the ticket office were very helpful and pleasant. We really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CheltenhamPaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great collection of antique keyboard instruments and many are in fantastic condition! Many are delightfully ornamented and a marvel to watch. There is also a film on a TV where a person explains more about several of them and then plays a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank magnusr964
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We attended a short concert and demonstration of some of the instruments today. Outstanding performance by Liuwe Tamminga, well planned museum with a view of the catacombs. I even bought a CD of works played on the 500 year old keyboards. Our best tour in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yawnhowl
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This was the highlight space of our trip to Bologna. The collection is a preciious jewel in a very very old church with interesting frescoes. We heard a concert demonstration of several of the instruments, bringing alive musical history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HansGH16
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had high expectations of a museum devoted to keyboard instruments in Italy (since there was precious little otherwise), but the security staff completely killed our enjoyment. To be clear, both my partner and I are former violinists with the UK's BBC orchestras (plus a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Simon L
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is a must for anyone interested in music and the history of keyboard instruments. The museum also has a wonderful concert series that features the instruments from its collections. A charming neighborhood, close to the City's Medieval Museum. Have lunch at Trattoria San Pietro...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne9878
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We were in two minds about visiting the Tagliavini Collection at San Colombano, we are so pleased we did. Beautiful well preserved instruments displayed in a stunning setting. The frescoes in this restored former church are superb.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JeanyR
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Went there for a free organ concert on a Saturday afternoon. Beautiful old musical instruments (pianofortes, organs, clavichords, spinets, and others) (the Tagliavini Collection) still in good working condition. Some beautiful frescoes can be seen in the chapel. Could return and see the whole Tagliavini...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ayAroundTheWorld
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely museum which is housed in a super restored chapel. The instruments on display show amazing craftsmanship, but what is sooooo disappointing in not being able to hear what they sound like - such a shame to see such superb...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This extraordinary place is not just for those who love music, but for everyone who has any appreciation of history. The space itself is beautiful and is often the venue for wonderful concerts. However, it is the collection of instruments and the way in which...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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