San Marcello – The Telephone Museum

The Telephone Museum is truly one of a kind. It collects and documents the historic evolution of the telephone, from the earliest exemplars by Antonio Meucci (1808 – 1889), to more recent devices.

Exhibits have been sourced from all over the world and include receivers, switchboards and devices which document the evolution of telephones over time, as well as different styles over the ages.
The collector and restorer Giuseppe Renzini first began collecting telephones in 1956 while travelling around the world. In conjunction with the Municipality of San Marcello, he conceived and developed this original exhibition which contains unique pieces, all catalogued and placed on display in chronological order.

The collection is located on the main floor of Palazzo Marcelli and contains over 200 antique and modern artefacts, documenting the telephone’s history and development.