The museum of the ocarina and terracotta musical instruments

Budrio - Via Garibaldi, 35

The museum of the ocarina and terracotta musical instruments




Always open
Oct to Jun: Sunday 15:30-18:30 and by appointment; the 1st Sunday of the month 10.30-12.30 and 15.30-18.30. From mid June to September by appointment only during office hours.


Telephone: +39 051 801220
FAX: +39 051 6928289
INFOLINE: +39 051 6928263

It was invented by a native of Budrio, Giuseppe Donati, in 1853 and was very successful throughout the 19th century, also internationally, so much so that it was even produced in Paris and London. Concerts by early groups of ocarina- players from Budrio were performed for the Tsar and at the Moulin Rouge. Today the ocarina is celebrated in a biennial festival which brings together artists and fans from all over the world.

The Ocarina Museum, the only one in the world, illustrates the evolution of this particular musical instrument, the construction techniques and the traditional musical repertories, through numerous examples and a rich documentary, bibliographical and audio collection.

Source: local Staff Pianura Bolognese


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