We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 1993 6366
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Could have been so much better

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely museum which is housed in a super restored chapel. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WorldTravellerTony
,
Oxford, UK
via mobile
More than music

This extraordinary place is not just for those who love music, but for everyone who has any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathryn150
,
Sydney, Australia
Read all 143 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Opens in 23 min
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION
Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
CONTACT
Website
+39 051 1993 6366
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Bologna
from US$122.78
More Info
from US$132.10
More Info
from US$18.60
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (143)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"musical instruments"
in 10 reviews
"former church"
in 3 reviews
"audio guide"
in 7 reviews
"museum staff"
in 2 reviews
"music lovers"
in 2 reviews
"bolognese"
in 2 reviews
"harpsichords"
in 11 reviews
"keyboard"
in 14 reviews
"maestro"
in 3 reviews
"concert"
in 11 reviews
"folding"
in 3 reviews
"frescoes"
in 6 reviews
"interactive"
in 4 reviews
"organist"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 6 reviews
"luigi"
in 2 reviews
"euros"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank WorldTravellerTony
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kathryn150
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A must see on the Museum list. Excellent examples of keyboard instruments through the ages. Staff helpful, and informative. The Church setting was as equal in its history.

Thank quilter48
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 102 hotels in Bologna
Residenza Due Torri
65 reviews
.06 km away
BuonHotel
286 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Palace
343 reviews
.10 km away
Albergo Centrale
797 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Incrocio Montegrappa
683 reviews
.11 km away
Ristorante San Pietro
334 reviews
.08 km away
Gelateria Gianni
2,534 reviews
.11 km away
Acca Vineria
89 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cattedrale di San Pietro
732 reviews
.22 km away
Museo Civico Medievale
222 reviews
.11 km away
Palazzo Fava
305 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
;