Rudolph Valentino Museum

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SunnyLatina
Province of Latina, Italy51 contributions
Really worth the visit, so impressed
May 2017 • Couples
We wanted to see the historic centre of Castellaneta and came across the Museum by chance and decided to visit. It was so interesting and the young woman who gave us a tour was so knowledgeable and passionate that it made the visit memorable.
There was a video about Valentino, in English, followed by a tour round the museum with lots of props and photos all set in a beautiful old monastery.
Written 20 May 2017
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Melinda T
Little Ferry, NJ1 contribution
Destination of a Lifetime, My Dream Fulfilled!
Jul 2015 • Solo
Hired a superb driver, Antonio (e-mail: rometransportanywhere@gmail.com- I highly recommend him) to take me from Rome to Castellaneta to visit the birthplace of my favorite movie star, Rudolph Valentino. I have always dreamed of seeing the town where my beloved Rudy was born and the museum dedicated to him did NOT disappoint. The admission fee was only 3 Euros. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about Rudolph and took me personally through the entire museum-- located on a narrow cobblestoned street, reportedly the same places where Rudy himself had walked as a child. I was also taken to the church where Rudy was christened and saw the house where he was born on Via Roma, though it is a private home and not open to the public. I got to stop and have Antonio snap my picture by the Valentino statue pictured above (see my pic below). The museum and town of Castellaneta itself were a dream come true for Rudolph Valentino's #1 fan- me.
Written 29 July 2015
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Valentinadesigns
San Francisco, CA307 contributions
Beauty Immortalized In Time
May 2014 • Business
It was my first time visiting Rudolph Valentino's Museum and I must say it is very impressive. The Museum is located in the old part of the town of Castellaneta. The walk up there was invigorating and interesting, we had fun talking to the people living around the Museum, but it was also an anticipation of history and beauty.
The array of memorabilia of Rudolph's life as an actor and as a private person is quite stunning. There is even his grade scores page from the elementary school he frequented in Italy. I loved the room décor and stage setting. One of my guests traveling in my group improvised a love scene with his wife in one of stage settings.
The film we saw of Rudolph's life was in English, Italian and I believe a few other languages. My guests chose English.
It was a romantic experience, we all came out feeling very happy and I got to pose kissing Rudolph's photos as if I was in his arms.
Rudolph was born in Castellaneta, Puglia and finally, after almost 70 years after his death, the town of Castellaneta honored his birth with a Museum. A must see.
Valentina
Interior Designer
Written 3 August 2014
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ピアチェーレ62
Sakai, Japan46 contributions
Fantastic Museum people !
Jul 2014 • Family
We visited this little museum on a rainy afternoon. The town of Castellaneta is the birth place of Rudolph Valentino. So, when you visit the town you cannot miss this place. That's why we went there but it turned out to be a great experience. Right after we went in, the lady at the entrance called somebody who speaks English and he joined her explaining everything to us. After that this gentleman took us to see the sights of Gravina and that was really great. We were moved and felt very welcomed. We really appreciate their hospitality.
Written 1 August 2014
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jclimbo
Cheshire103 contributions
Mamory Lane Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!
Oct 2012 • Couples
Even without the Museum, the little town of Castellaneta is a picturesque spot perched on the edge of a deep ravine. But the Rudolph Valentino Museum there reveals younger visitors to arguably the fIrst real movie superstar and the archetypal Latin Lover (older visitors should already know something about this film icon). After you’ve watched the video about Rudy's life - leading to his premature and tragic death in 1926 - there are many, many examples of the man’s seductiveness. Numerous photo panels show him in languid and noble poses and you see him togged up as a gaucho, a Cossack, the famous Sheikh and sundry high-born gentlemen. Bad for the men, these romantic film roles undermined most of his contemporary film actors of the day. However, they earned Valentino an almost sacred place in the hearts of his love-crazed female audience (two women killed themselves at his funeral!). Elsewhere In the museum he is presented as The Legend. There are scenes from Rudy's most famous films, and from his public life, where he swanned about being the Latin Lover and the object of adoration to thousands of bewitched women. Also to be seen are statues, memorabilia, movie posters and a reconstruction of the movie set of "The Sheikh" with part of the tent used in the film. And if you haven’t had enough by then, you can even have a picture on the "Nostalgia Foto" photographic set, wearing reproduction clothes in Valentino style. The museum shop has a full range of souvenirs from postcards to wine and the staff are very helpful. It’s a great place to visit! Also, you definitely shouldn’t miss the full sized statue of the Great Man on the road out of town. For some obscure reason it’s painted bright blue!!
Written 13 November 2012
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Rudolph Valentino Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 12:30
  • Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:30

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