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Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
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The Vincenzo Bellini museum is placed in his the native home, that was damaged during the earthquake of 1693, but it was rebuilt in its originary site. The palace prospect presents an ashlar portal with corbels created by eighteenth century stone engravers and a noble floor.

From the main door, it is possible to reach a narrow courtyard , in front of which is the museum entrance. A marble slab remembers that the musicianís house was declared national monument in 1923. The museum contains documents and object regarding the Catanese artistís career and his life. It was inaugurated in 1930. Bellini lived there for 16 years. The first room contains scale models assembled on a little theatre regarding his ten works: La Sonnambula, La Norma, Beatrice di Tenda, Adelson e Salvini, Zaira and I Puritani. Another room preserves the original floor.Documents regarding his child-hood are arranged on the walls. the alcove is the place where he was born.

This museum also contains some of Belliniís portraits, antiques, a wax mask, copy of Belliniís face and panels that remember his life as a composer : Catanese period, Neapolitan period, Milanese period, Palermitan period, Londoner period and Parisian period.

Museo Belliniano di Catania: Piazza San Francesco 3, Catania. tel. 095/7150535. Visiting hours: from monday to sunday h.9,00 - 13,00; on thuesday and on thursday also in the afternoon h.15,00-18,00. Entrance: free

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