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.
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Guided tour by appointment
Open every SUNDAY from OCTOBER 1st to JUNE 21st, 3:30pm - 6:00 pm
The musesum is open also in the morning every third Sunday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm.
On daylight saving time, the museum closes at 6:30 pm.