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Museo Civico Belliniano

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Address: Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 715 0535
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Opera & history lovers only

This small museum is probably only of interest to opera or history lovers. it has a collection of artifact and documents from Bellini's life including original manuscripts that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum is the Bellini's birthplace. Just for this, will be worth to visit. Yes, the museum is very small and does not have great "jewelry" enough for prsentation itself. But, there are enough things to know about one of the great composer of 19th in Italy. There are many letters, musical scores written by Bellini, original posters of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am a great lover of Bellini and I love museums, but this one left me very disappointed. It is small and there is a small number of items displayed. Yes, there are a number of interesting items as mentioned in the more positive reviews for this museum and it only costs a handful of Euro to visit, but I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had recently seen the ENO Norma, so were fascinated to look at Bellini's MSS scores for this opera. Also his toothless pianos, and many other letters, portraits and memorabilia. Fascinating.

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Thank John F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This small museum is probably only of interest to opera or history lovers. it has a collection of artifact and documents from Bellini's life including original manuscripts that make it exciting if you like his work.

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a very nice little museum dedicated to Catanian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. It has a lot of fascinating excerpts of letters and original full scores of his operas. My biggest quibble is that explanation for most items are only in Italian.

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Interesting visit to museum dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, the opera composer. Shown around by staff. Has the usual opera posters, original manuscripts, letters, &c. The weird one was his displayed coffin, which was dug up years after his death so he could be placed in a more prominent tomb. The museum is almost hidden inside an apartment building.

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Thank TIM V
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

When you look at the music sheets of a great composer, how can you not be in awe Small but cool stuff. pictures, coffin used to transport his remains to the duomo,

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

This isn't a Museum in a strict sense. It looks as if the great musician went out shopping leaving his small house as it was. You'll find the usual things, music scores, various memorabilia, but the real interest is in the house as a whole: if you like to see how people lived 200 yrs ago is a place you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

A small, unassuming place with only shadows of the great Bellinian past.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

This was a very small museum with some exhibits about Bellini, his life and his music. It has a few artifacts, posters and scores spread out through a few rooms. It is a nice diversion but won't take up more than 45 minutes of your time.

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