Welcome to Busseto
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Official site: none
Busseto's main claim to fame is the
15th-centruy Villa Pallavicino, where
master compose Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
worked and lkived with his mistress (and
later wife), Giuseppina Strepponi.
The small Verdi museum here displays such
relics as the maestro's piano, scores,
composition books, and walking sticks.
If you plan to visit all the area's Verdi's
sights, invest in an 8 Euro ticket valid
for the VVilla Pallavicino, Palazzo
Orlandi, Teatro Verdi, and Verdi's
birthplace (but not Villa Sant'Agata).
Villa Sant'Agata is four kilometers (2 1/5
mi) north of Busseto, also known as Villa
Verdi, is the grand country home Verdi
built for himself in 1849 , where some of
his greatest works were composed.
For Verdi lovers, Sant Agata is a
veritable shrine. Tours are required,
and you have to reserve your place a few
days in advance, by phone or on the Web