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“Santa Cecilia” Organ Museum in Massa Marittima

A priceless collection of historic keyboard instruments

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Massa Marittima
Via F. Cavallotti, 5, 58024 Massa Marittima GR, Italia
The Organ Museum is located in Massa Marittima, inside the centuries-old, deconsecrated Church of San Pietro all’Orto, dating to the 12th century. The building in and of itself is an impressive artistic treasure; during a restoration, some frescoes attributed to Ambrogio Lorenzetti came to light and the medieval architecture was brought stupendously back to life.

Thanks to the passion of one individual, the museum is today a priceless collection open to everyone. The rooms are home to musical instruments dating from the 1600s to 1800s, mostly mechanic organs, but also unique harpsichords and centuries-old pianos. Amongst the pieces on display, there’s a portative organ dating to the 1600s and other portable organs from the 1700s coming from Sicily and Naples.

This exhibition traces the history of music and keyboard instruments against an exceptionally beautiful backdrop.  

Info: museodegliorgani.it

Massa Marittima
A CHARMING ATMOSPHERE ENCLOSED WITHIN WELL-PRESERVED CITY WALLS
Nestled on a high and isolated hill, Massa Marittima’s beautiful historic city center is enclosed and protected by the well-preserved city walls, representing one of the most important urbanistic-architectural complexes in all of Tuscany. ...
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