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San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6366
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Great collection of Musical Instruments

Well worth visiting the very interesting collection of mostly keyboard instruments. There are... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Claudia N
Dunstable, Massachusetts
Beautiful building and fascinating small museum

We came across this by chance, it was well worth a visit even for people without a great interest... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well worth visiting the very interesting collection of mostly keyboard instruments. There are about 80 instruments from Tagliavini Collection and all are kept in playing order. The frescos in the former church are outstanding. I wish we could have heard some of the instruments and...More

Thank Claudia N
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We came across this by chance, it was well worth a visit even for people without a great interest in old musical instruments. Interesting and well restored building with interesting decorated walls and ceilings. The instruments are very beautiful, pity there were no concerts while...More

Thank 122Nick
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a fascinating collection of beautiful instruments and a very interesting building to explore. We did hear some of the instruments being played via an interactive screen near the entrance but it's a pity you can't hear all of them. Still, we enjoyed our...More

Thank Goldilocks26
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This little church has exquisite frescoes which are worth the entrance charge alone. The collection, mainly of keyboard instruments, with a few wind instruments, contains some very beautiful and interesting examples. Other reviewers mention an interactive display where you can hear the instruments, but we...More

Thank EllyMy
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you're interested in musical instruments then you must visit this quirky little museum. Housed in a beautiful deconsecrated church (Bologna is full of them. Blame Napoleon) the building alone is worth a look. As others have said though, these instruments were meant to be...More

Thank IanW_Ealing
Reviewed 4 August 2016

In the oratorio of San Colombano, more than 100 instruments of the famous Italian organist/teacher Luigi Tagliavini found a excellent place. 90% of these instruments are early keyboard instruments (spinets, harpsichords, early pianoforte, clavichords, 2 or 3 organs) who are in a very good condition....More

Thank stefan d
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Was hoping to go to the International Music Museum and library but the 'Map Reader' directed us to the Tagliavini Collection. €7. Make sure you get an audio set. A small but elegant museum of musical instruments, mainly harpsichords, spinnets and clavichords. All instruments work....More

Thank KathrynS400SA
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you are a musician or interested in music, you'll find yourself entranced by this fascinating collection, mostly of keyboard instruments. You can tour the collection and also listen to recordings of most of the instruments on an interactive display. We visited late on a...More

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lovely collection of beautifully crafted musical instruments, primarily in the harpsichord-spinet specialty. Lovely rooms, and a Roman ruin in the basement. However, it is paradoxical to have a museum where the guided tour audio has NO EXAMPLE OF ANY OF THE SOUND OF ANY OF...More

Thank reneebe
Reviewed 16 June 2016

In Italy you tend to find hidden gem done side and back street and this was one of them and to see beautiful old instrument was great and we were very lucky to be there whilst the was practise for a concert going on so...More

Thank brian k
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