Guido d’Arezzo – Talla

The tiny Italian town of Talla claims to be the birthplace of Guido d’Arezzo, the 11th century musical scholar who invented modern musical notation. That’s despite the fact that most experts have his birthplace as near Paris or in Arezzo.

According to ancient tradition and Talla residents, Guido was born in a building next to the church which is on a hillside overlooking the village. A museum of music – Il Museo della Musica “Guido d’Arezzo” has been established in the building.

Talla can be reached by bus from Rassina which is a stop on the private railway (LFI) connecting Arezzo with towns to the north.

Talla View

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