National Museum of Musical Instruments, Rome

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  • The National Museum of musical instruments, is basically, near the Basilica of s. Croce in Gerusalemme, a few meters from Piazza s. Giovanni in Laterano from where you can reach it by foot. From Termini station you can take bus number 105, possibly 50 or tram 14 or 5. Reference station is Porta Maggiore. Tickets cost 5 euros and is open from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday) 9-19. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Samoggia, formerly used as barracks of the Prince of Piedmont. The Museum is not big, but definitely needs a visit. In a specific way for the room that hosts a copy of the exception, the piano invented and constructed by Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1722, of which in original in excellent condition than the other two (in New York and Leipzig). Not only though! Among the rooms of the Museum, you will find harpsichords and spinets, Fawaz traversi and Clarinets, mandolas and guitars, a trumpet to Herald dating from 1461 and the famous Golden harp Barberini from the 17th century. There is also a small shop where to buy souvenirs and books. Recommended for anyone who is interested in developing wind and stringed instruments from the 15th to the 19th century.
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  • Visited with my Mum who is a pianist. The ticket is 5€ next to the church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Not many rooms but well done. There is one of the three existing piano's of Bartolomeo Cristofo...  more »
  • A few rooms in the meantime, because of a long restoration, but of high content. Check it out, it's a journey through time! The Office is located in a beautiful place!
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