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National Museum of Musical Instruments

Published on March 30, 2018 by fromhometorome

Surrounded by a silent and peaceful garden, close to the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem and the Castrense Amphitheatre, the Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome boasts one of the largest musical collection in Europe. The majority of the extraordinary pieces come from the Evan Gorga collection, a famous tenor as well as a refined collector. Between many (the present museum patrimony consist of about 3.000 pieces), you cannot miss the Barberini enharmonic harp, the piano built by the piano inventor himself, the Paduan Bartolomeo Cristofori, the section dedicated to instruments of ancient cultures (mostly Greek and Roman) and the one dedicated to non-European countries.


Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.30 A.M. – 7.30 P.M.

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