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San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6366
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Breathtaking collection of historical keyboard instruments

I spent the most amazing hour and a half at this wonderful museum, looking at and hearing played... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Greater Sydney, Australia
Not Just for Musicians

This collection houses some very old and important musical instruments. You don't have to be... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6366
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I spent the most amazing hour and a half at this wonderful museum, looking at and hearing played instruments from the early 16th to the early 20th century (and a couple of reproduction numbers, including one 2015 copy of the 16th century harpsichord it was...More

Thank LindyTay
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This collection houses some very old and important musical instruments. You don't have to be musical to appreciate the art work of the cabinets of the harpsichords. Set over a few levels so there are some steps to navigate. There is a life but not...More

Thank Christine335
Reviewed 22 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 25 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
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