Violin museum and House of Music
Places that celebrate music in all its forms
The Violin Museum was founded as a tribute to the great San Marino luthier Marino Capicchioni and is, with the House of Music, the only museum offering the opportunity to see, touch, hear and understand music and its instruments.
A step-by-step guided tour accompanies you through the wonderful reality that transforms a piece of wood into a violin, revealing a mystery that for 400 years has amazed and beguiled the world. The secret of Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri: the magic of wood that becomes music.
A place where you not only have the opportunity to meet great musicians and talk to them to learn the thousand secrets of music and where you can see them try out an instrument to evaluate its sound, but also receive Specialist Master Classes of the highest level and take part in meetings that in many cases will remain historic in the world of classical and modern music.
The Violin Museum
The Violin Museum contains a selection of instruments of great interest, the outcome of research done by three generations of collectors who decided to combine their efforts and create a collection unique of its kind in so far as it was born out of a shared idea, namely to search for the finest work of each composer represented.
The House of Music
The project arose from the great passion of Maestro Paolo Bandini, collector, scholar and expert in ancient and modern violin making who wanted to pay tribute to a great family of luthiers of the Serenissima Republic of San Marino: the Maestros Marino and Mario Capicchioni, both born on the slopes of Mount Titano.