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Museo dell'Ocarina

Via Garibaldi, 35 - 40050 Budrio (BO)

Phone +39 051 6928306 - +39 051 6928279

Date of last update: 20/11/2017, 14:46

Ocarina is a small flute in terracotta created in Budrio by Giuseppe Donati in the mid-19th century.

Since the first hand-crafted models, the ocarina has become an icon of the small town in the Bolognese plain and nowadays is famous worldwide and quite common in Korea and Japan.

The Museum illustrates, through the instruments of Giuseppe Donati, Cesare Vicinelli and Alberto Mezzetti, the story and the success of this musical instrument.

Photos, sheet music and records recount the stories of the ocarina bands that contribute to the vast ocarina repertoire from nineteenth-century to present days.

Part of the museum is dedicated to the contemporary makers of ocarinas and other terracotta instruments from Budrio and from all over the world.

Every two years, in the odd years, Budrio hosts the Ocarina international Festival.

The Museum opens from the first Suday in October to the firs Sunday of June. 

Durin this period

  • Every first Sunday, 3:30-6:30 pm
  • Every Sunday, 10:30-12:30 am; 3:30-6:30 pm

From September, the 1st to June, the 10th opening can be request during the office opening time 9am-1pm (+39 051 69 28 306- +39 051 69 28 279)