Castle of music

Rocca dei Sanvitale - Piazza Garibaldi - 43015 - Noceto (PR)

Phone: +39 0521622137

Opening times

the mueum is closed until date to be defined. For information about the opening please tel. +39 0521622137


euros 3,00. The ticket includes the visit to the Museum of literia and Records collection.

Castello della Musica


The castle Rocca dei Sanvitale, where lie the origins and roots of the village’s history, on the 23rd of December 2005 was officially baptized as the Castle of Music. The aim was living up the fortress that dominates the main square of the village and open it up to visitors as a cultural box animated with events.

The Castle of music is an unperfect square with three roound shaped towers at the corners and an older part. At the left of the central part there’s another construction divided in three stories, apart the underground floor.

The ground floor of the Rocca is accessible from the park, the Milli room, that is named after the former mayor of Noceto Gian Paolo Milli, is periodically used for exhibitions, conferences and weddings.From the park there’s also the access to the library, now called Gildo Mellini room, house of the Association il Podio that has been proposing music classes for ten years and the orchestra Bambolbì, composed of young music performers. The first floor hosts the cultural association I Cantori del Mattino.

Going up, through the staircase or with the lift, we arrive to the noble floor of the fortress. Here there are the rooms of two museums: the Museum of Liuteria (art of making strings instruments) and the Museum of record. The Museum of Liuteria hosts the most important collection of strings instruments realized by maestro Renato Scrollavezza, besides the ones made by the members of the Liuteria Parmense. The remarkable record heritage coming from the bequest of Bruno Slawitz (a sport journalist from Noceto) and made of a collection of vinyl records – mainly symphonic and opera music – is on display at the Museum of record, that is back at the Castle in a new renovated shape also computerized. The musem developes an itinerary through different listening posts. Carrying on the visit of the Rocca there is the Rossellini hall, that has been transformed into an equipped room for videoconferences and screen projections.

From this floor, through a staircase, we go up into the tower’s room that hosts the International school of Liuteria Renato Scrollavezza, founded as a school of liuteria in Parma at the Conservatory Arrigo Boito in 1975 and now one of the most important for the strings instruments’ making.