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Museo Civico Belliniano

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Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy
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Lightmotiv wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Steven F wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom41 contributions5 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Nanette E wrote a review Aug 2017
Macleod, Australia11 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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JohnRegoPark wrote a review Jul 2017
Rego Park, New York870 contributions257 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Etsuko P wrote a review Nov 2016
Milan, Italy8 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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