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Museo Civico Belliniano

Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 0535
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An absolute destination for opera lovers

This small intimate museum contains about 5 or 6 rooms of Bellini memorabilia, and is an absolute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rego Park, New York
Must place to visit not only for Opera lovers

This small museum is the Bellini's birthplace. Just for this, will be worth to visit. Yes, the... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Etsuko P
Milan, Italy
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  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
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Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 0535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small intimate museum contains about 5 or 6 rooms of Bellini memorabilia, and is an absolute must for lovers of this composer's music. Beautiful portraits, statues, and musical instruments are on display in some rooms, in others there are scores and posters. This is...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This small museum is the Bellini's birthplace. Just for this, will be worth to visit. Yes, the museum is very small and does not have great "jewelry" enough for prsentation itself. But, there are enough things to know about one of the great composer of...More

Thank Etsuko P
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am a great lover of Bellini and I love museums, but this one left me very disappointed. It is small and there is a small number of items displayed. Yes, there are a number of interesting items as mentioned in the more positive reviews...More

Thank LancasterHermit
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had recently seen the ENO Norma, so were fascinated to look at Bellini's MSS scores for this opera. Also his toothless pianos, and many other letters, portraits and memorabilia. Fascinating.

Thank John F
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This small museum is probably only of interest to opera or history lovers. it has a collection of artifact and documents from Bellini's life including original manuscripts that make it exciting if you like his work.

Thank jaysheen
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a very nice little museum dedicated to Catanian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. It has a lot of fascinating excerpts of letters and original full scores of his operas. My biggest quibble is that explanation for most items are only in Italian.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Interesting visit to museum dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, the opera composer. Shown around by staff. Has the usual opera posters, original manuscripts, letters, &c. The weird one was his displayed coffin, which was dug up years after his death so he could be placed in...More

Thank TIM V
Reviewed 4 October 2014

When you look at the music sheets of a great composer, how can you not be in awe Small but cool stuff. pictures, coffin used to transport his remains to the duomo,

Thank Danielle_Roger
Reviewed 22 September 2012

This isn't a Museum in a strict sense. It looks as if the great musician went out shopping leaving his small house as it was. You'll find the usual things, music scores, various memorabilia, but the real interest is in the house as a whole:...More

Thank ManDatTing
Reviewed 10 July 2012

A small, unassuming place with only shadows of the great Bellinian past.

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