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Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna
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Ranked #41 of 325 things to do in Bologna
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Owner description: The Music Museum of Bologna is home to the nine rooms of the exhibition, which illustrate about six centuries of the history of European music. There are over one hundred paintings of famous people from the music world, which are a part of the picture gallery started by Padre Giovanni Battista Martini, more than eighty antique musical instruments, and a large selection of valuable historical documents, such as treatises, volumes, opera libretti, letters, manuscripts, original musical scores, etc.
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Be sure to allow enough time. The audio guide has numerous beautiful, lengthy selections of music to accompany the instruments and music scores, so you'll want to allow a few hours!

Visited September 2011
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“Heaven for aspiring composers”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

My son (a student of musical composition) and I visited this museum for several hours. He was fascinated by the centuries old scores, noting each composer's handwriting and notations. I am not a fan of scores, though I respect the collection, but enjoyed seeing the many historical instruments. The museum was quiet and spacious.

Have to add that my husband and daughter, who are not musically inclined, were happy to sit this one out.

Visited December 2011
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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“the eyes the ears the soul”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

This building is beautiful... visit this place just to breath and listen to your surroundings.

Visited November 2011
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london
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

The museum is well presented and the staff are very helpful, which was not generally our experience in the museums we visited. The audio guide is very informative and the exhibits well presented in attractive surroundings.
One minor critism is the lack of seating, it would have been nice to sit and listen more fully to the examples of music contained in the audio guide.

Visited September 2011
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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“a wonderful museum in the center of Bologna!”
Reviewed 13 May 2011

The music museum is a fabulous museum in the heart of Bologna. In a gorgeous "palazzo", the museum has a collection ranging from wonderful Renaissance instruments to original scores by Rossini, who once lived in this palazzo. I was so happy to find the museum, which is relatively new. I recommend taking an audio tour, which consists of around 3 hours of information and carefully selected compositions of the various time periods. Each room is well organized and filled with original instruments, paintings, scores, and more, not to mention the breathtaking frescos on the walls and ceilings. Definitely a must-see!

Visited May 2011
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