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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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Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Buon compleanno Maestro!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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.

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Kenilworth, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 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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Katonah, New York
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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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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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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