Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) Tours
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A nod to Venice’s rich classical musical heritage, the small but fascinating Music Museum (Museo della Musica) is one of the city’s little-known gems. Housed in the beautifully restored church of Chiesa di San Maurizio, the museum explores the art of violin making and the preservation of rare musical instruments.
Visitors can learn more about Venice’s most famous composer, Antonio Vivaldi, and gain insight into the city's violin-making legacy, but the most compelling aspect of this free museum are the instruments themselves, dating from the 17th to the 19th century. The collection includes a wide variety of string instruments, including violins, cellos, and harps, with highlights including a 19th-century lyre and an exquisite mandolin inlaid with mother-of-pearl. True lovers of classical music can combine a tour of this small museum with an evening concert in the nearby Church of San Vidal by the Interpreti Veneziani ensemble, which performs works by famous Italian and German baroque composers.
Things to Know Before You Go
- This specialty museum is one of the best in the city of Venice and especially worth a stop for musicians and music lovers.
- The Music Museum is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing if visiting as part of a walking tour.
- Photography without flash is allowed inside the museum, though much of the collection is stored in glass cases so not easy to photograph.
How to Get There
The Music Museum (Museo della Musica) is located inside the Chiesa di San Maurizio (Church of San Maurizio) on Campo San Maurizio, a short walk from Piazza San Marco.
When to Get There
If visiting in the popular summer months, you can duck into the Music Museum to escape the crowds during the peak hours of midday and have a few minutes of quiet respite while enjoying the impressive collection.
One of Italy's most famous musicians, Vivaldi was born in Venice in the 17th century and wrote a number of the most recognized pieces of classical music in the world, including The Four Seasons. His work greatly influenced later composers like Bach.
Address: Campo San Maurizio, Venice, Italy
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Venice
Would not book through Viator. The...
, Mar 2018
Would not book through Viator. The voucher says that the concert, brochure, and museum entrance is included. The museum is free to enter and you can buy tickets for the concert at a lower price there. Concert was amazing.
Amazing musicians! I'm not a huge...
, Jan 2018
Amazing musicians! I'm not a huge classical fan, but even I appreciated how great an experience this is! Beautiful church adds to the night.
Absolutely brilliant. This was an...
, Jan 2018
Absolutely brilliant. This was an booking we made unsure of whether we would enjoy it or not. The concert was 90 minutes, played music we knew and the group that played were just awesome.
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica)
Take a musical adventure in Venice with a concert by Interpreti Veneziani and a visit to the city's music museum. Learn about the legacy of Vivaldi, a Venetian composer who left a distinct mark on the canal city, and see string instruments from the 17th-19th centuries in the Music Museum housed inside the San Maurizio Church. Listen later that evening as the Interpreti Veneziani ensemble performs works by such famous composers as Handel, Bach and Mozart.
Our competent team of musicologists and musicians is ready to immerse visitors in the world of music. During the visit, the guide tells an illustrated story with audio recordings, but also with live demonstrations on original instruments of the time. The interaction between the guide and his group is the basis of this journey. Do not hesitate to contact our reservations office to establish the final details. These theme visits are always open to discussion, so don't hesitate to tell us about your wishes!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I book Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) costs USD 43.33. Guided Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) tours start around USD 43.33 per person. See all 1 Venice Music Museum (Museo della Musica) tickets and tours on Viator.
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