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Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini

Via Tanzi, 13, 43100 Parma, Italy
39-0521285499
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Ranked #8 of 76 Attractions in Parma
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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- Sep 17, 2014
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Kenilworth, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

From the outside, it is not very impressive. Once inside, there is a remarkable collection of artifacts relating to Toscannini's career, his relationship to Wagner and Verdi, and of course his ground-breaking association with NBC. But the best part of it is the guide who spoke reasonable English but whose enthusiasm and intimate knowledge of his museum more than made... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum, in the birthplace of the famous conductor, nicely documents his life and rise to fame. A guide accompanied me and explained many details. They had a video of Toscanini conducting the NBC orchestra, with the music filling the space to provide a perfect background. Avoiding excessive glorification, the commentary mentioned that the praise heaped upon him grew to... More

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Katonah, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A remarkably substantive collection of musical artifacts of the life and times of Arturo Toscanini. Enthusiasts failiar with Toscanini's musical career in the United States and the UK will find much useful information and memorabilia stemming from his Italian operatic career. Our guide, who barely spoke English, was nevertheless proved willing, enthusiastic and ultimately, vividly communicative. A very worthwhile hour... More

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Roanoke
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Since Toscanini didn't live here long, the house is not the main attraction, but it is full of photos, information, and videos about the man. We had an excellent guide through the museum, and his enthusiasm added a lot to our visit.

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New Hampshire
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Arturo Toscanini was a native of Parma and was born in this home & left at a young age. Years later a relative purchased this home and filled it with amazing things that remind us and show us about Arturo's life. It was amazing to watch and listen to old recordings of Arturo as he played around the world. Arturo... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Visited the 'Arturo Toscanini' Museum today, paid a reduced fee as we were both students of 1 euro. The staff there were friendly and one guy showed us each and every room, mentioning everything within the room and providing some useful background in Italian about the life of Arturo Toscanini. He was friendly and informative. Well worth a visit if... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is an excellent museum to visit. The staff was very friendly and although their English was, well, non-existant, we really enjoyed the displays as well as the DVD at the end of the tour through the different rooms. Definitely a must-visit!

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Portland, Oregon
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This is the birth home of Arturo Toscanini, native son of Parma and perhaps the greatest maestro of all time. It is filled with artifacts and memorabilia related to the maestro, and classic recordings of his music are often played. Admirers of Toscanini will not be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

Toscanini was born in this house and stayed one year.Later his grand daughter bought the house, and filled it with furniture, clothes, pictures, music sheets, and films about him conducting worldwide.I was very impressed by the quality of everything shown, and specially by some rare recordings of concerts or rehearsals.Toscanini was famous worldwide, and he is loved in USA. he... More

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