Museo della Stampa

Museo della Stampa, Soncino: Hours, Address, Museo della Stampa Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo della Stampa
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Tradition has always shown in the typical tower structure via Lanfranco in the fortified town of Soncino, the headquarters of the Jewish family "Soncino. Nell'Officina of Soncino, there are numerous typographical and equipment cases illustrating the technical processes and stages of movable type printing. Thanks to a 19th-century wine press you can observe the methodology with which the individual pages were printed. Iconographic panels present the history of printing, movable type and presses, evoking as well, conducting a working day in the workshop of typographic "Soncino" back in 1480. In 1488 was printed the first complete Bible in Hebrew vowel signs. In a typographic brand reads: ... From Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Soncino ...
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veff1995
New York City, NY39 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 9, 2016
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Costin I
Bucharest, Romania25 contributions
Business
This museum isn't big but you'll find really interesting things. It is inside a house, in the center of the town, on a quit small street, where was printed the first Bible book. The history, the pictures, the explanations from the staff are making you go a couple of centuries ago.
Written June 30, 2015
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garyp281
New York City, NY162 contributions
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.
Written September 12, 2019
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Margo B
4 contributions
Family
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!
Written August 18, 2018
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Tamas K
9 contributions
Solo
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.
Written October 27, 2017
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vicentiuj
Resita, Romania224 contributions
Couples
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
Written September 6, 2015
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Museo della Stampa is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM