The ocarina belongs to a very old family of instruments to date back over 12,000 years. It is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of flute. The modern European ceramic ocarina dates back to the 19th century and it was created by Giuseppe Donati from Budrio (where I live). It is democratic (price) popular in a musical instrument. On occasion of the International Ocarina Concours I visited the Budrio Ocarina Museum.