Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale e Borgo di Cornello dei Tasso

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Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale e Borgo di Cornello dei Tasso

Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale e Borgo di Cornello dei Tasso
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
Wednesday
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
About
Il Museo dei Tasso e della Storia postale conserva e racconta la storia della trasmissione delle informazioni a partire dell'attività della famiglia Tasso. Il museo è aperto da mercoledì a domenica dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 e dalle 14:00 alle 18:00.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,104 contributions
Postal history and princely dynasty from this village
Aug 2019
This is a car free village; to access is necessary to park the car in a dead-end street uphill (and hike downward through a paved path); if the carpark is full, the alternative is to park downhill (close to the river) and hike upward through an old trail (uneven and steep some areas) to the village.

The medieval patriarch of the Taxis dynasty (germanized name) organized from here postal services first in the Italian peninsula then extended to Spain, Austria, Belgium and Germany through his descendants. Very interesting if into history and genealogy. The postal museum is free, exhibitions are split in different buildings. The historic trail Via Mercatorum passes in this village. The village is cute, worth to stop if in the area. Check if the museum and the restaurant opens when intended to visit because the village is quite isolated.
Written 2 June 2020
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK731 contributions
What a family! And postal history too
Jul 2019 • Family
This small and interesting museum is hosted in a few buildings around the tiny village and covers the history of the Tasso family - from this tiny place to continental glory.
The family fortune was based on creating and managing the postal service between Venice, Milan and Rome and then for the Holy Roman Empire and through the centuries they counted poets, bishops, princes and courtiers all around Europe.
The museum also covers the history of postal services from horse drawn carriages to the XX century and includes plenty of maps, curiosities, photos and machinery.
Free entrance, guided visits available.
Written 26 July 2019
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ChamL
Lynchburg, VA408 contributions
Visit on Friday August 24, 2018
Aug 2018 • Solo
My wife and I visited here on Friday August 24. Tasso is one of the most 200 beautiful villages in Italy and is only accessible by walking about 200 yards but it is worth the effort. The village and its buildings are in very good repair. There is a restaurant for meals,drinks etc. and though we did not eat there we went in and it seemed nice.Michelle was the hostess at the museum and was wonderful. She speaks good English and is very helpful with questions etc. The museum is fascinating with exhibits just in Italian but there is a guide type book you can buy for 5 euros and Michelle answered allof our many questions. It is a challenge to get to this village but worth the effort.
Written 24 August 2018
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Martino C
Peterborough, UK564 contributions
The Origin of Taxis
Nov 2017
Fantastic Museum evidencing the influence of the Tasso Family on the history of the Postal Services in Italy under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And how the surname was changed into Taxis. The museum is situate in a small vilage that has retained its mdioeval character. A definite place to go to learn about a family from the valleys of Bergamo who, besides giving their name to the Taxi it has also originate the great writer Torquato Tasso.
Written 9 November 2017
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gpcd
Greenbelt, MD287 contributions
time stopped here and all for the better
Mar 2015 • Solo
This is really two attractions in one: the old village, preserved (mostly) as it was 300/400 years ago, and a small museum dedicated to the local family (Tasso) which gave the town part of its name, its notoriety, and was instrumental in establishing public postal service throughout most of western Europe.
The museum is small, and divided amongst three different 'rooms', in three different buildings. The collection includes mostly reproductions and a few original (but modern) items connected with the postal service. Unless you are already in the area, the museum is hardly worth the drive from anywhere else.
The town, instead, is a gem. It sits attached to a steep hillside, with the windows of the higher-placed houses overlooking the roof of the lower ones. You enter through an archway and proceed in a covered passage, which once was the marketplace, then ascend to the church, which contains some remarkably well preserved frescos.
On the first sunday of most months the custodian of the museum gives a free guided tour of the town and the church and the museum (in that order). It is worth planning the visit to coincide with one such tours, but be warned that: 1) the tour is in italian, and 2) the guide knows a lot about the place and likes to tell you about it: plan to dedicate 2 hours only to the tour.
A lot of the buildings are still in private hands (people live there) so you only get to see the outside. If you feel like it, there are hiking trails cut in the side of the mountain (following the old trade routes) which make for a great day outdoor.
A few practical remarks: there is no road access to the village. The paved roadway is an off-shoot of the main highway and stops short of the entry archway. The parking lot is tiny and the path from it rough (there is a modern and easier paved path being built). The streets of the village are as they were in the middle ages: hardly suitable for anything with wheels, and at times steep. There is only one restaurant/bar (in the european sense) where the visitor can buy food or sip a cup of coffee; unfortunately, on the sunday I visited, it was closed because the family was celebrating the baptism of their youngest child (or grandchild). If buying a meal on the site is important to you, plan accordingly. Public restroom are available at the museum, and subject to its opening hours.
I would definitively recommend a visit to this locale.
Written 17 April 2015
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fanharuka
Bergamo, Italy240 contributions
Hidden jewel!!!
Oct 2014 • Friends
Fantastic place, really a hidden jewel. We went there in a sunny day of October and was a very nice day trip. Atmosphere in this ancient small village in the montains is really nice and charming. Museum of mail system by Tasso is very interesting and you can have very good time for some hours
Written 24 October 2014
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Jean B
Leesburg, FL17 contributions
Historic village where postal service started
Jun 2013 • Friends
A very old village, cobbled streets and porticos, postal service museum, church with very old frescos recently discovered.
Written 15 June 2013
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  • Wed - Sun 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wed - Sun 14:00 - 18:00

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