Undisputed genius of music and one of the major 19th century-Italian composers, GIUSEPPE VERDI was born in a poor family on 10 October 1813 in Rondole di Busseto (now called Roncole Verdi), in the province of Parma.
Here, the birth house has become a national museum and can be visited: it is a simple and humble house that recalls the typical 19th century-buildings of the countryside.
Of a completely other standard is the house where Verdi lived part of his life until his passing with his great love Giuseppina Strepponi. We are in Sant’Agata di Villanova sull’Arda, in the province of Piacenza, just 3 km away from Busseto.
Surrounded by a vast romantic park, the manor preserved its original structure, including the furniture and objects. Here, Verdi wrote immortal pieces like La Traviata, Trovatore, Don Carlos, Aida, Otello, Falstaff and many other, and here he dedicated himself to otium and to meditation.
The villa is now occupied by the heirs, but the rooms facing south with their refined furniture and objects of that time are open to the public, including the room with pieces of furniture of the Hotel de Milan where Verdi died in 1901.