Crescendo –

the museum of the adolescent genius

Gioachino Rossini lived in Lugo di Romagna as a young man, between 1802 and 1804. In these years, the seeds of his immense musical talent, destined to conquer the world, began to sprout. Rossini never lived in this modest two-storey building, which belonged to his grandfather, and yet he always had a special fondness for it. Here, in 1992, the two-hundredth anniversary of his birthday was celebrated, and since then, the house hosted art exhibitions and cultural events. In 2018, 150 years after Rossini’s death, the plan to turn it into a museum dedicated to the composer took shape. It finally opened up on October 24, 2020.

The museum itinerary develops over four stanzas, four rooms, along a walkway that allows visitors to stop at each one to look at and, at the same time, listen to and discover, with growing involvement and fascination, the continuous crescendoin the life and works of a unique Rossini.

Theatrical form, always favoured by Rossini, becomes here a model for the entire exhibition.

Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday:  10:00-12:00 / 16:00-18:00

Info & Booking:

Tel. 0545.299105 / email:


via Rocca 14, Lugo, Emilia-Romagna

Le Stanze

il Prodigio

la Mappa

la Risonanza

la Dispensa

Walking through the rooms …

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