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San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

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Spectacular collection of musical instruments and fascinating building

This is a must for anyone interested in music and the history of keyboard instruments. The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surprising Gem

We were in two minds about visiting the Tagliavini Collection at San Colombano, we are so pleased... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for anyone interested in music and the history of keyboard instruments. The museum also has a wonderful concert series that features the instruments from its collections. A charming neighborhood, close to the City's Medieval Museum. Have lunch at Trattoria San Pietro...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were in two minds about visiting the Tagliavini Collection at San Colombano, we are so pleased we did. Beautiful well preserved instruments displayed in a stunning setting. The frescoes in this restored former church are superb.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Went there for a free organ concert on a Saturday afternoon. Beautiful old musical instruments (pianofortes, organs, clavichords, spinets, and others) (the Tagliavini Collection) still in good working condition. Some beautiful frescoes can be seen in the chapel. Could return and see the whole Tagliavini...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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
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.

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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 Christine A
Reviewed 21 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

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