At Busseto, home town of Giuseppe Verdi, you can see places that celebrate the life of the maestro, including:
His birth place
the Verdi Theatre
Villa S. Agata, the stunning Villa of the Pallavicino Marquis, a splendid building from 1500 with prestigious frescoes, located in a square garden surrounded by a balustrade and a moat on all four sides; in 1533, it hosted the historic meeting between Charles V of Hapsburg and the Farnese Pope, Paul III.
Via a public-private partnership, including the Council of Busseto, Ascom Parma and other important private sponsors, the Verdi Multimedia Ltd company was created to manage Villa Pallavicino in order to create the new National Giuseppe Verdi Museum, designed by noted scenographer Maestro Pier Luigi Pizzi, with the aim of celebrating the life, work and history of the “Swan of Busseto”.
The National Giuseppe Verdi Museum is part of a construction of renaissance art that extends beyond the walls of Busseto. Inside, the displays celebrate the 27 words of the Maestro, via the reproduction of the original scenography in Casa Ricordi and in paintings of the period, prestigious textiles of the 19th century and of course the music. The tour is accompanied by theatre lights and by texts written by art critic Philippe Daverio.
Information for visitors
Giuseppe Verdi is the most well-known composer of lyrical operas in the world, recognised for the universality of his music and the beauty of his work which celebrate human passion, and reach immortal and thrilling peaks of expression.
Our members can enter the Museum for only €7.00 by presenting their membership card.
Address: Viale Ziliani 1, Busseto
Phone (0039) 0524/931002