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Museo della Stampa

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garyp281 wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York164 contributions72 helpful votes
Of particular interest: Jewish History of the Italian Renaissance and of the history of the Printing Press. Tucked away in the small village of Soncino on the plains of Lombardy east of Milan. It's a small museum, and I had a guide who spoke beautiful English, and, he not only described the exhibition but made a demonstration of the printing process which produced a print that I could take as a souvenir. I was there on a market day so the town was full of activity, an added plus.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Margo B wrote a review Aug 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The visit is about 20-30 minuted long. I was mostly surprised by the enthusiasm of the old guide who probably tells the same story to every visitor an infinite amount of times per day but never fails to catch your attention. The museum is very interesting, you can learn some fascinating facts about Hebrew language and see how a copy of the first page of the Hebrew bible is printed. Totally recommend this place!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Tamas K wrote a review Oct 2017
9 contributions9 helpful votes
The museo della stampa is housed in an old medieval building, once home to a Jewish printing family that came to Soncino from Germany at the request of the Sforzas. In 1483 not long after printing was invented by Guttenberg, they printed the first Hebrew language bible in Soncino. The museum has limited opening hours, but when open an old man takes you on a historic journey back to the Middle Ages and in the process prints a copy of the first page of the Hebrew Bible on a very old printing machine. It is really a unique experience.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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veff1995 wrote a review Sep 2016
Rockville Centre, New York39 contributions13 helpful votes
Must see in Soncino. An adorable, older Italian man (in Italian) tells the story of the first press and the home. However, you'll understand him because he is so animated and enthusiastic. The museum is housed in the place where the Jewish family lived and worked. If you're a little older, you may recognize some throwbacks from your youth. Good for all ages to see.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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vicentiuj wrote a review Sep 2015
Resita, Romania224 contributions12 helpful votes
The curator of the museum is annoying and not so nice. He wanted to close earlier...maby because it was friday and he wanted to go to sleep. The museum is ok and the old stampa are ok
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Date of experience: October 2014
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