We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection

Closed Now: 11:00 - 19:00
Open today: 11:00 - 19:00
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
122
All photos (122)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Feb
13°
Mar
16°
Apr
Contact
Via Parigi 5, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Website
+39 051 1993 6366
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Bologna
from US$91.15
More Info
from US$171.91
More Info
from US$286.13
More Info
from US$17.31
More Info
Reviews (160)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveller rating
23
12
1
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
23
12
1
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews musical instruments former church audio guide bolognese keyboard concert harpsichord maestro frescoes organ cd century museum exhibits series demonstration luigi
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We attended a short concert and demonstration of some of the instruments today. Outstanding performance by Liuwe Tamminga, well planned museum with a view of the catacombs. I even bought a CD of works played on the 500 year old keyboards. Our best tour in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yawnhowl
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was the highlight space of our trip to Bologna. The collection is a preciious jewel in a very very old church with interesting frescoes. We heard a concert demonstration of several of the instruments, bringing alive musical history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had high expectations of a museum devoted to keyboard instruments in Italy (since there was precious little otherwise), but the security staff completely killed our enjoyment. To be clear, both my partner and I are former violinists with the UK's BBC orchestras (plus a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Simon L
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is a must for anyone interested in music and the history of keyboard instruments. The museum also has a wonderful concert series that features the instruments from its collections. A charming neighborhood, close to the City's Medieval Museum. Have lunch at Trattoria San Pietro...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne9878
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were in two minds about visiting the Tagliavini Collection at San Colombano, we are so pleased we did. Beautiful well preserved instruments displayed in a stunning setting. The frescoes in this restored former church are superb.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JeanyR
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Went there for a free organ concert on a Saturday afternoon. Beautiful old musical instruments (pianofortes, organs, clavichords, spinets, and others) (the Tagliavini Collection) still in good working condition. Some beautiful frescoes can be seen in the chapel. Could return and see the whole Tagliavini...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ayAroundTheWorld
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely museum which is housed in a super restored chapel. The instruments on display show amazing craftsmanship, but what is sooooo disappointing in not being able to hear what they sound like - such a shame to see such superb...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WorldTravellerTony
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This extraordinary place is not just for those who love music, but for everyone who has any appreciation of history. The space itself is beautiful and is often the venue for wonderful concerts. However, it is the collection of instruments and the way in which...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kathryn150
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A must see on the Museum list. Excellent examples of keyboard instruments through the ages. Staff helpful, and informative. The Church setting was as equal in its history.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank quilter48
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I spent the most amazing hour and a half at this wonderful museum, looking at and hearing played instruments from the early 16th to the early 20th century (and a couple of reproduction numbers, including one 2015 copy of the 16th century harpsichord it was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LindyTay
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 105 nearby hotels
BuonHotel
325 reviews
.04 miles away
Hotel Palace
426 reviews
.07 miles away
Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni"
1,470 reviews
.11 miles away
Albergo Centrale
907 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,121 nearby restaurants
Ristorante San Pietro
521 reviews
.05 miles away
Incrocio Montegrappa
844 reviews
.07 miles away
Il Cantuccio
571 reviews
.10 miles away
Gelateria Gianni
2,758 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 615 nearby attractions
Museo Civico Medievale
257 reviews
.07 miles away
Genus Bononiae, percorso culturale
34 reviews
.08 miles away
Teatro Auditorium Manzoni
15 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines