Fondazione Sorrento

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Fondazione Sorrento
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Wersaints
Bilbao, Spain110 contributions
Super Mario
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visit this lovely house and go down to the basement where you will meet the charming Mario. He will amaze and entertain you with his marvellous collection of antique musical boxes. He made the cabinets of many of them himself! Simply the most memorable experience you will have in Sorrento.
Written 17 December 2019
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Caleb S
Thousand Oaks, CA14 contributions
Opera Sorrento
Oct 2019 • Couples
We attended a delightful concert at the villa. It included opera arias, Neapolitan songs, and Pulcinello. All the singers and musicians were fantastic. For music lovers this is not to be missed!
Written 8 October 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland14 909 contributions
Art museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
Playground and a green park plus a travelling art museum. Appears that they change the exhibits regularly. Beautiful villa!
Written 19 September 2019
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DitteM
Pereybere27 contributions
A lovely and rare collection of "carillon"
Aug 2019 • Family
Enrico Salierno amazing collection in the basement was the most precious surprise in the whole trip. The guide Mario made the visit even more interesting and special. We loved it all!
Written 31 August 2019
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FedoraOnTour
Sidcup, UK98 contributions
GREAT LITTLE PLACE
Jul 2019
The villa is now used for a number of travelling exhibitions - Matisse when I was there well worth a view. The gardens often host concerts - jazz when I visited. However, the real gem of the place is in the basement where there is a permanent exhibition of music boxes some with the local marquetry. It is 'hosted' by a marvellous older gentleman who for a euro or two will give you a tour. His patter is excellent. DO NOT MISS.
Written 19 August 2019
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Random1977
Rotherham, UK48 contributions
Francis Bacon
Sep 2018 • Solo
My favourite artist has always been Francis Bacon, so imagine my excitement as my family and I were walking down the street in Sorrento and I saw a sign with Francis Bacon written on it. My other half said I was free to have an hour to myself to go and have a look. What an hour it was too, everything was beautifully laid out. It was different to other art galleries in that some of the pictures were in stood on plinths in the middle with a painting on both sides. I could’ve spent the entire day there, but sadly I had to go back to the family.
Written 1 September 2018
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James W
Telford, UK306 contributions
Lively Italian Music and Poetry review at night
Jul 2018 • Couples
We attended the Frances Bacon exhibition, which was interesting but not as interesting as the villa itself, which is beautiful. At the exhibition, we were persuaded to attend a musical evening. It was €25 a head well spent. The singers and musicians were really good, particularly the woman. The evening was funny, with really great music and bits of audience participation. The villa is missing a trick not selling snacks and drinks during the show and interval. If you can attend one of these musical evenings, I would highly recommend it.
Written 3 July 2018
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Charlottecb
Cambridge, UK227 contributions
Thank you Mario for showing me around!
Apr 2018 • Solo
I find it great to have temporary art exhibitions which are freely accessible to the public and of the highest calibre. I visited one late afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful pieces and the museum building itself. When I was going to leave, I was drawn to a poster that explained that a Sorrentine, who emigrated to the US and made fortune exporting the beautiful Sorrentine woodwork, wanted to give back to the town that helped him build a fortune in the US by donating his musical instruments, all produced in wood, to his town. The collection is housed at the very bottom of the building and has unfortunately no signposting so it is hard to find. Feedback: please improve this! It is a shame people don't know about it. I also checked the website of the Fondazione to find the name of the gentleman who donated the pieces, and it is nowhere to be found, which is a shame. Not knowing whether it was accessible or not, I made my way downstairs to find out and I was welcomed by a lovely gentleman called Mario, who showed me around the exhibition and played the beautiful instruments for me. He is a woodworker himself, so knows the ins and outs of crafting these beautiful pieces. I felt very privileged to visit and see (and hear!) these pieces - most date from the late 1800s. I'd recommend visiting the building and the art work for sure, and then to go downstairs to see the musical instruments exhibit and to donate a couple of euros if you enjoy it. There is a table in the middle of the first room where you can leave donations. Thanks Mario for your hospitality! Maria
Written 5 April 2018
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Dear Maria, thanks for your review. We would like to point out to you that on the Foundation's website there is a detailed article on our fellow citizen Enrico Salierno who donated to the city the collection of carillons that she appreciated so much. Must look in the culture section. However, we thank you for writing and for recognizing the valuable work of our collaborator Mario who with his love and passion illustrates the secrets of the musical boxes to the guests. The staff
Written 6 April 2018
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Ian G
Basel, Switzerland1 234 contributions
Chagall and Loren
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited this evening and were blessed with being able to see an exhibition of Marc Chagall and photographs of Sophia Loren. All very inspiring and definitely worth a visit.
Written 5 September 2017
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rutwe
Exeter, UK398 contributions
Lovely exhibitions in charming villa
Aug 2017 • Family
This is a beautiful old building which currently has a photography exhibition of Sophia Loren (film and candid photos) and and also an exhibition of Chagall sketches and paintings. The latter has a fun interactive exhibit kids will love. The price is only 8€ for both exhibitions and kids are free. We stayed only a short while but these exhibitions are great and the setting is just lovely. Staff are friendly too. Recommended
Written 12 August 2017
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