Museum of Music, Venice
The Venice Music Museum is one of the most unusual ones in the city of water. It is situated inside the Church of San Maurizio, near the Bridge of the Academy. The exposition includes rare musical instruments, many of which were made in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the evening, free concerts for citizens and tourists are organized near the building. A small bookstore near the entrance offers a range of souvenirs and CDs.
Exhibits of Music Museum
Museo della Musica was opened in 2001 thanks to two collectors – maestro Artemio Versari and Roberto de Pieri.
Each hall of the museum is filled with sounds of classical music, which gives an excursion a special ambience. Among the exhibits, there are mainly the strings – violins, violas, mandolins, cellos, although several wind and keyboard instruments can be also found on the display. Stands contain information about the life and achievements of outstanding composers who lived in the city in different years and made an invaluable contribution to the development of world music.
One of the functioning exhibitions – "Antonio Vivaldi and his musical instruments" – showcases the collection of old musical instruments, as well as presents facts from the maestro's biography.
How to get there
The Museum of Music in Venice can be reached by the orange line vaporetto (S. Maria del Giglio station).
Working hours: from 10:00 to 19:00.