Museo Civico Belliniano

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Ray C
Belfast, UK28 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
My wife has a keen interest in Bellini from her degree in music. Obviously we had to go to the museum. It's a small but intimate museum with very knowedgable staff who are ever keen to help!
Written September 15, 2011
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edgreen807
London, UK123 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
This was a very small museum with some exhibits about Bellini, his life and his music. It has a few artifacts, posters and scores spread out through a few rooms. It is a nice diversion but won't take up more than 45 minutes of your time.
Written May 13, 2012
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Steven F
London, UK41 contributions
Jul 2018
A small museum with some interesting memorabilia of the great composer Bellini.

There are few descriptions in English which was disappointing.

The collection of pianos was very interesting.
Written July 4, 2018
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LancasterHermit
Lancaster, UK132 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
I am a great lover of Bellini and I love museums, but this one left me very disappointed. It is small and there is a small number of items displayed. Yes, there are a number of interesting items as mentioned in the more positive reviews for this museum and it only costs a handful of Euro to visit, but I was hoping for so much more. Perhaps if the other reviews had been less 'glowing' I might not have expected more than they can deliver
Written May 16, 2016
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Peter P
437 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
A small, unassuming place with only shadows of the great Bellinian past.
Written July 10, 2012
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Lightmotiv
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Oct 2019
Bellini was born and grew up in this house. Converted to this museum, it houses various memorabilia (for example, tapestries embroidered by several of Bellini's female admirers), original autograph manuscript scores of his operas, pianos played by Bellini and his death mask.
As others have reported, it is disappointing that there are few descriptions in English. When we visited, we had to wait to join a group led by a guide who had limited English; other group guides had no English. We were able to revisit the different rooms of the the museum after completion of the guide led tour.
Written December 2, 2019
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Nanette E
Macleod, Australia11 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very disappointing as few English explanations. Little more than pictures and sheet music. Staff gave us no information. A waste of 5 euros. Might be good for Italian Bellini fans only.
Written August 5, 2017
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY914 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This small intimate museum contains about 5 or 6 rooms of Bellini memorabilia, and is an absolute must for lovers of this composer's music. Beautiful portraits, statues, and musical instruments are on display in some rooms, in others there are scores and posters. This is the place Bellini was born in and raised until he was 16. The museum cannot be reached from the main street, but entered by a courtyard. When you enter, the entrance to the museum is diagonally across from the courtyard entrance, and up a flight of stairs on the second floor. The cheerful custodians of the museum will lead you around (in Italian) or let you wander. Admission includes entrance to the Emilio Greco Museum, in the same building, back down into the courtyard and up another flight of stairs to the third floor. This museum includes musical instruments owned by the Bellini family, but also includes graphic designs by Emilio Greco and contemporary artists.
Written July 7, 2017
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Etsuko P
Milan, Italy7 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
This small museum is the Bellini's birthplace. Just for this, will be worth to visit. Yes, the museum is very small and does not have great "jewelry" enough for prsentation itself.
But, there are enough things to know about one of the great composer of 19th in Italy.
There are many letters, musical scores written by Bellini, original posters of his opera, deth mask and coffin etc. Upper floor, there are some old pianos belonging to his relatives.
I recommend to visit not only for opera lovers bus also the one who do not know much about opera and classical music.
Written November 29, 2016
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John F
Oxford, UK18 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
We had recently seen the ENO Norma, so were fascinated to look at Bellini's MSS scores for this opera. Also his toothless pianos, and many other letters, portraits and memorabilia. Fascinating.
Written April 25, 2016
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