Mozart, Rossini, Padre Martini, Farinelli, Wagner…Several renowned musician and composer are linked to the history of Bologna!
Our exclusive private tour will start from the Sistine Chapel of Bologna, Saint Cecily, devoted to the patroness of all musicians. The beautiful frescoes from the XVI century narrate the life of the saint.
Different churches in Bologna boast magnificent organs as the one in Santa Maria dei Servi with a mechanical transmission and 60 registers.
The Teatro Comunale, the city Opera House, was inaugurated in 1763 with “The Triumph of Clelia “ by Gluck and is located at Piazza Verdi. A few steps from the theatre is Piazza Rossini where the Conservatorio, Bologna Music School was founded in 1804.
The house of Gioacchino Rossini is not far away but the most important building is certainly Palazzo Sanguinetti now seat of one of the International Museum and Music Library, one of the most prestigious in the world for the collection of books, instruments, portraits, scores and more. The original nucleus of the musical collections of the International Music Museum is merit of Father Giovanni Battista Martini (Bologna, 24th April 1706‐ 3rd August 1784), one of the most renowned and eclectic protagonist of the music of the 18th century. Teacher of Johnann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he had continuously enriched the library with his manuscripts, various musical pieces, and musicians’ portraits which now enrich the walls of the library St. Francis’ Monastery.
Being a private tour our guide will customize the visit according to your interests.
Tour operates: Tuesday to Sunday, except May 1 and December 25
Duration: 3:00 hours
Starting times: 09:00am/10:00am/2:00pm/3:00pm
Pickup: your hotel in central Bologna or Piazza Maggiore by Neptune Fountain
Type: private walking tour
The tour includes:
Expert local guide, orientation tour of Bologna, private licensed tour guide, admission fee to Santa Cecilia Oratory and to the International Music Museum