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Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini

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Address: Via Tanzi, 13, 43100, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 39-0521285499
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Not just Music, But the ethics morals, guts and courage!!

This was a huge surprise. Tucked away across the bridge over no water...next to a beautiful park...a small birth home. This could be so much more if they allowed them to sell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This was a huge surprise. Tucked away across the bridge over no water...next to a beautiful park...a small birth home. This could be so much more if they allowed them to sell music and make money to expand. You must learn of Benito and Arturo's relationship-- how fascism drove AT out of Italy only to return in triumph in 1946...... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of the better museums to evoke a musician. In this case it happens to be Arturo Toscanini, considered by many to be the greatest conductor of all time. He knew Verdi and Puccini and all the great composers of his time. He was also a man of principles who stood up to Fascist Italy and later lived... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pleasant place to spend an hour or so. I'm not a music history buff by any means, but after many years of playing in wind ensembles, I can understand the significance of this place! Admission fee is extremely reasonable, and a unique collection of photos, articles, and memorabilia await inside. I enjoyed talking with the museum staff as well!

Thank Brittany W
Windsor, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I visited this small museum in a small house by myself. My wife was not interested in seeing this. I was the first person to arrive and enter for 2 euros at 9:30 in the morning. Having the visit to myself while Toscanini conducted music played in the background made it a pleasant experience. The memorabilia is well displayed. They... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To visit this Great Man's home, see his collection of medals, sheet music, clothing, opera memorabilia was a privilege ... Being able to watch a 30 minute black and white DVD of him conducting the NBC orchestra in New York with many of the greats on hand participating was a joy.... Only 1 euro entry fee for the love of... More 

Thank K C
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit this museum on the birthday anniversary (March 25) of the maestro. The gentleman who is in charge of the museum gave the visitors an interesting guided tour in Italian and English. The museum is small, but it's full of rich memories. The visit was a memorable experience for me, I recommend it to anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This unassuming house, where Toscanini was born (but only spent the first year of his life) is full of wonderful memorabilia (in fact there's so much there's not enough room to display it all). Items on display include his grand writing desk and a piano, costumes worn by some of his leading singers, some of his conducting batons and many,... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the home where Toscannini was born. It is beautifully kept, has good displays and friendly, knowledgeable staff. It takes about 45 minutes to go thru.

Thank Esther P
Kenilworth, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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 

Thank Michael V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
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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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