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07/06/2018

Porta Nuova opens its doors to the public for the Marconi Radio Museum

A few days ago the exhibition of the Radio Museum was inaugurated in Verona, called Guglielmo Marconi. A special event, because the exposition will take place inside Porta Nuova, for the first time open to the public. The historical building was built between 1532 and 1540 by the architect Michele Sanmicheli on the occasion of the renewal of the city walls.

 

 

The exhibition will last until 1 October and host a large collection of rare pieces, some coming from the Ferraris Technical Institute, which has a small Radio Museum in its main hall.

 

The highlight is undoubtedly the directional antenna with which Marconi carried out the first wireless experiments. You can admire many other objects related to the world of communication, the main theme of the exhibition. For example, there are some of the first examples of cameras, a telegraph, radio models from the 1920s, latest models of cell phones and digital instruments.

 

Credit by Verona.net

 

Very interesting is the focus on opera, always connected, thanks to the activity of the Arena, to the city of Verona. There have been scheduled appointments during which you can listen to the most famous musical drama directly from old gramophones to relive the atmosphere of the past.

 

The exhibit, with free entry, will be open every day from 10am to 6pm. Moreover, an information point has been created to welcome and guide foreign visitors and Italian citizens, who want to discover Radio Museum’s beauties or simply admire the historic building of Porta Nuova.

 
 
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