Museo della Musica
Museo della Musica
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Neighborhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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Traveler02190080980
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The museum is a really special place. Beautiful building, inspiring music atmosphere, and beautiful instruments. If you like music I totally recommended, and you should go for the classic music concerts where the musicians play master pieces (such as the Vivaldi's ones), with the exposed instruments. Giovanna, the women, who is in the museum, is really nice and kind. She has a really contagious music inspiration, special energy, and she also can gives you useful information about the museum and concerts.
Written March 6, 2024
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
In this deconsecrated church of Saint Maurizio you can see an exhibition dedicated to one of the artistic demonstrations that highlighted the Italian culture: the liuteria ( the making of musical instruments)
Venice has always been, since the Middle Ages, the ideal place for music.
Written January 1, 2020
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KevinTorontoCanada29
Toronto, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Venice
* We came on this by accident. Spent an hour enjoying the museum
- this is for the music enthusiast
Written October 13, 2012
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David L
Florence, Italy36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were drawn in by the emotive and familiar music of Vivaldi and to generally escape from the otherwise crowded alleys of Venice. This museum was a surprising gem as it is housed in a beautiful church (Chiesa di San Maurizio), has free entry and few visitors despite its delightful (albeit small) exhibition of unique musical instruments. Make sure you turn right after entry to read the information about Antonio Vivaldi's life in chronological order.
Written August 16, 2014
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Kanan A
Australia8,893 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
If you are interested in classical music you will love this free museum, full of violins and other string instruments, some over three hundred years old. It may also interest you to check out the former church, which has some frescoes of men throwing their arms up in the air (see photo) and graphic statues of Jesus on the cross etc. Inside the museum there is a comprehensive gift shop selling post cards, books and of course CD´s. (see photos)
Written June 23, 2012
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Life-is-an-Adventure
Karmiel, Israel466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
It was our fortune while wandering about Venice getting lost to come upon this small church, now a museum to the history of music. Not only is it free to visit, but it is full of old instruments and explanations about the history of music in Venice - from Vivaldi through the operas of Verdi.

Venice is: Very lovely - Very crowded - Very interesting - Very expensive
If you like this review, please see my others from this trip to Venice.
Written June 21, 2015
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Agent_Krycek
London, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
We stumbled across this museum on a rainy Venice day.

As a double-bass player, to enter a former church and see three fabulous basses as the centre piece, seemed like heaven!

The museum displays rare and very curious stringed instruments.
The museum also had information panels of the life and times of Antonio Vivaldi, which was an interesting read.

The Museo della Musica is inside the former church of San Maurizio in The Museo della Musica inside the former church of San Maurizio in Campo San Maurizio

If you have an interest in the history of stringed instruments or Antonio Vivaldi, then you should visit.
It is free!
Written April 22, 2012
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AndaLibra
Bucharest, Romania178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Before coming to Venice we looked for a museum dedicated to Vivaldi. Sadly we could not find anything other than this museum of old instruments hosted in San Maurizio church. We liked it very much, both history of musical instruments was very interesting, as well as "live" examples. The background was of course Vivaldi music. All in all a very nice and enlightening time spent in an atmosphere of classical music. There are a lot of interesting CDs and books that can be purchased on site. Entrance is free.
Written May 28, 2019
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DHG
Boston, MA1,146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Many people attend the highly recommended classical concerts of Interpreti Veneziani in the Chiesa San Vidal, but do make a point of seeing another church close-by. Il Museo della Musica is housed in the Chiesa San Maurizio. Founded by Interpreti Veneziani in 2001, the Museum is dedicated to the making of musical instruments particularly, though certainly not restricted to, the violin. It highlights the work of Antonio Vivaldi and the Venetian culture, where master craftsmen experimented and produced some of the finest musical instruments of all time. The exhibit is beautifully presented. You will see some astounding antique musical instruments and hear some of the most beloved music ever produced.

From the Chiesa San Vidal (located at the San Marco side of the Accademia Bridge) walk through the Campo San Stefano. You will take a right hand street that heads towards the Campo San Maurizio. The signs will say " -> San Marco". The museum is open daily from approximately 10:00 - 7:00. Admission is free. The small Gift Shop carries a fine selection of CD's, post cards, and books. You can easily visit it before an evening Interpreti Veneziani concert, and I highly recommended that you do both! There are numerous cafes in Campo San Stefano, so it's easy to have dinner or refreshments before or after the concerts.
Written April 19, 2015
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midway42
Georgia3,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
I stopped by here before seeing an excellent performance by Interpreti Venezia the same evening. Funded by the aforementioned organization, the museum is housed in an older church on Campo Santo Stefano and consists of a wide array of 17th to 19th Century instruments. Lutes, mandolins, three-stringed basses, and even a horned violin (!) share space with superbly crafted “regular" violins and cellos. There are a series of (detailed and discursive) descriptive panels about Vivaldi’s life and times, along with a static display of the approximate steps in making a violin. A small shop selling CDs, gifts, and tickets to future performances completes the experience.

My main concerns with this superb collection were admittedly aesthetic; I could barely make out anything due to poor lighting and the descriptive panels by each were extremely brief if they existed at all. A book-for-purchase in the store was my savior and provided me with more of a explanation than I actually found by the instruments themselves. Hey, admission here is free so I can’t complain but here’s hoping for a few minor improvements in the future to make a decent experience even better.
Written January 30, 2015
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