Elvis lives - in a museum in Emilia Romagna
Those who do not believe that Elvis lives should visit the museum in Sogliano. He lives. At least he looks very lifelike! At the Museum of Music in Sogliano al Rubicone we discover a life-size figure of Elvis, as he once inspired the masses. He rocks the show there today! Robert Parenti, an avid music fan has a considerable collection of records, musical instruments, record players and gramophones, memorabilia and a colossal sound station in this small Italian village in Emilia Romagna near Cesenatico. They are now on display in the Palazzo della Cultura in Sogliano. Music lovers will be thrilled!
A meeting place for music lovers, where not only Elvis lives
When we enter the museum, classical music resounds in the stairwell, and upon entering the exhibition rooms we see that it is not music from the loudspeaker, but actually rehearsing a pianist and violonist. "We are currently practicing for a concert that will take place in our rooms over the next few days," explains Davide Parenti, who now manages his father's museum. He leads us through the different rooms and explains what we see.
Davide - music has been his life since childhood
“My father came from a very musical family. My uncle was even an opera singer and I also grew up with music, ”laughs Davide. "It goes without saying that I took over the management of the museum." He leads us past memorabilia of the most varied styles: there is a figure by Amy Winehouse as well as lifelike figures by Irene Pappas or the Beatles. Our walk through the different exhibition rooms is like a walk through 120 years of music history.
Not only Elvis lives here, but also Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and others
I ask Davide where the great characters come from and he answers: “A friend of the family made them. You can't buy them. ”He winks and says,“ Unless you give him an order yourself. ”I even find a figure of Berlusconi among the countless stars and asterisks. So you have humor in this museum too, I think with me.
Music is the focus
But the main focus is on the music, and it does not matter what genre of music it is. Here we find everything from classical to jazz and blues to rock and punk music. We see a golden record by Michael Jackson and guitars by Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page or Robert Plant. And Davide shows us event posters for concerts by Roberto Caruso. The best part, however, comes at the end of our visit: he takes us back to the first showroom and puts on a record of Miles Davis. And we listen ecstatically to the jazz sounds from the unique sound station. A treat for the ears!
When you visit the Museum of Music in Sogliano, don't forget to ask Davide to play one of the records! He likes to do that for visitors. Not only Elvis lives in this museum. The museum can be found here, just an hour's drive from Cesenatico:
Palazzo della Cultura
47030 Sogliano al Rubicone (FC)
Tel: 388.1667113, 338.8979725
A trip to Sogliano al Rubicone is also worthwhile for Foodies. Here you can find out about Fossa cheese, Italian hard cheese maturing in pits. There are more reasons than one for a trip to the mountains in the hinterland of Cesenatico. If you want to check out another museum in the Emilia Romagna, then Janet recommends the Modena Maserati Museum.
Arrival by plane or train
Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly to Bologna. Possible is the journey by train to Cesena.
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