The Renaissance Villa Pallavicino in Busseto hosts the National Museum dedicated to this Maestro and celebrates his genius. The large rooms offer visitors twenty seven works with reproductions of the original settings of Casa Ricordi creating an intensely romantic atmosphere.
The theme that links the stops on our route is that of a journey through two fundamental moments in the culture and history of the 19th century - opera and the Risorgimento.
The Birth Place House in Roncole, Casa Barezzi and Palazzo Orlandi in Busseto host curious, paintings, announcements, drawings and photographs belonging to the Maestro.
The villa at Sant'Agata was bought by the composer in 1848 and enlarged and improved over the years. Giuseppe Verdi lived there with his second wife Giuseppina Strepponi.
what not to miss
A symbolic document regarding the relationship between Verdi and the Italian Risorgimento can be found on display in the Civic Risorgimento Museum of Bologna.
Most of the material on display is in the form of documents and consists of proclamations, posters, photographs and prints along with flags, uniforms and a small number of arms.
The library oncentrates on the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi and, takes the form of a specialised collection relating to the history and culture of the 19th century.
what to do
The presence of Verdi in the Classense Library is marked in particular by ten of his letters from Paris to Angelo Mariani of Ravenna, one of the musicians and friends closest to him at least until a certain point in his life.