A dip in the history of Italian music.

A “gem”, to see if you are close to the Basilica of St. Giovanni in Laterano, is the National Museum of  Musical Instruments.
Are exposed about 800 musical instruments, of the nearly 3000 preserved.

Beautiful, rare and precious, as the Clavicenbalo of the seventeenth century or the  Harpsichord or the fifteenth century.

English: Piano forte by Bartolomeo Cristofori ...

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You can also see the first piano by Bartolomeo Cristofori, (inventor of the piano, 1722), a trumpet of 1461 …

A dip in the history of Italian music.

Includes a section devoted to instruments of ancient cultures (Egyptian, Greek,Roman) and one to instruments of non-European countries (China, Japan, Laos,India, Arabia, Turkey, Persia, America, Africa, Oceania).

Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
Piazza Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 9, Roma 
Info: +39 06 7014796
Open  from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.30 / 19.30
Ticket: 4 euros 

………………………………………………………………………….see you!

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