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The Museum of Music in San Maurizio Church in Venice

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The Museum of Music in San Maurizio Church in Venice

In San Maurizio Church in Venice, a few steps from St Mark's Square, an incredible collection of musical instruments is preserved.

It is in fact a small museum dedicated to violin making, an art for which Venice was famous for centuries. In fact, Venice was one of the European Capitals of music especially in 1700 when theatres in Venice, especially during the carnival, were home to great concerts attended by not only Venetians but also visitors from all over Europe.

The collection includes mainly strings, violins and cellos, but also harps and mandolins. The beautiful background music on entering guides the visitor into a 'magical world', where art and history come together.

The Music Museum is housed in the San Maurizio Church, founded before 1000, but rebuilt several times over the centuries until the present building. It was designed in 1806 by the architect Giannantonio Selva, famous for having built the famous 'La Fenice' Theatre in Venice.

To visit this, and many other interesting places in Venice, request Francesca's availability! The editor of this fascinating anecdote and a licensed guide in Venice, she will lead you to the discovery of unusual corners of Venice unveiling mysteries and legends.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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