We visited this place as we got free access to part of the exhibition with our Arena di Verona ticket.
We were expecting somewhere a bit boring with a few dusty moth eaten exhibits and a bit of background music.
Somewhere to spend half an hour out of the hot sun.
Boy were we wrong!
First visit we must have spent about 2 hours in there.
The next day we went back and paid to see the rest of the exhibitions too and spent between 3 and 4 hours in there - only rushing off then because we needed to eat before our flight home!
There are some great original scores and letters from Verdi & Puccini. Some very impressive stage props and some absolutely beautiful costumes. But the room that enthralled us was playing continual arias from various productions from the Arena, mainly to demonstrate the different stage settings. What a wonderful way to while away a few hours!
The current Pavarrotti exhibition is also very good - again lots of original stuff, costumes, possessions, films. Most interesting was the selection of letters and notes from various celebrities. The Dalai Lama to Bruce Springsteen!!
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