Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi

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Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi

Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi
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Neighbourhood: Zone 8
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  • Buonarroti • 1 min walk
  • Wagner • 4 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,282 contributions
A retirement home for struggling musicians and singers.
Apr 2020
Overlooking the square featuring the monument to Giuseppe Verdi, this very nice palace was built between 1895 and 1899 at the express wish of Verdi, who commissioned the design to Camillo Boito brother of the famous librettist Arrigo.
Foundedas retiirement home for struggling musicians and singers.
The architectical style used was the Romanesque-revival.
In the coutyard you can see the crypt containing the tombs of verdi and his second wife.
Written 23 April 2020
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Estueban
Perugia, Italy2,693 contributions
Hidden gem
Mar 2018 • Family
I didn't really know this place. We ran into it while we were going to City Life buildings. We've been lucky because the resting house was open, it is closed for most of the days. The guide was an italian volounteer very friendly and helpful.
The upper rooms were closed due to a concert, but we had plenty to see.
Verdi's grave is beautiful, must see it.
Written 4 April 2018
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1,347 contributions
Verdi's resting place
Aug 2017 • Couples
Verdi's home and final resting place. Now used as a retirement home for elderly musicians. Verdi's statue stands outside but since restoration no longer looks at the house but towards La Scala. At the time of his death bodies were supposed to be buried in consecrated ground but Verdi had other ideas and as usual got his way.
Written 11 September 2017
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Serene and lovely venue of Giuseppe Verdi's and Giuseppina Strepponi's tombs
Dec 2016 • Couples
it is easy to get to Casa Verdi - it is next to the Buonarotti metro stop. Access to the lovely garden and the tombs is free - just ask the person at the entrance.
Written 21 January 2017
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Lapis99663
New York City, NY27 contributions
Pay Your Respects at Verdi's Grave
May 2015 • Solo
My travel guide didn't mention much of anything regarding this place, and yet, as an opera lover, it was unthinkable that I come to Milan and not pay my respects at Verdi's grave. I went in the morning of the day that I was going to La Scala, so it seemed particularly fitting. It's very easy to get to: take line 1 in the direction of Rho Fiera and get off at the Buonarroti stop (http://subway.umka.org/map-milan/line-1/buonarroti.html). You will get off at the piazza dominated by Verdi's statue and the Casa di Riposo should be across the street (it's hard to miss.) Once you pass the entrance, a straight path through a little garden with benches leads to Verdi's mausoleum, where is buried next to his wife, Giuseppina Strepponi. The visit is completely gratis. The resting place is tastefully decorated as if the Gods and muses were looking down and watching over them. Not many visitors come, so you very well may be alone, as I was, but that's more a mark of the average tourist's ignorance and in no way reflects the sanctity and importance of coming here.
Written 9 June 2015
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bLiselotte
Palatine, IL597 contributions
Wonderful Suprise
May 2015 • Solo
When I arrived I was offered the option to view the gravesite and also being a given a tour of some of the highlights in the house. One thing to keep in mind is this is basically a retirement home for musicians. As I was reading the great placards explaining Verdi and his lifestyle I was privy to a little concert as one of the residents. The gravesite was prettily painted and the courtyard quiet and calm. A little gem taking very little time
Written 4 June 2015
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thursowick
Knoxville, TN134 contributions
A MUST visit for fans of Verdi.
May 2015 • Family
This place is so astounding. Composer Giuseppe Verdi, in the last years of his life, used his wealth to build this very large apartment building/retirement home, complete with concert hall, dining hall, rehearsal rooms, etc. It's purpose? To be a retirement home for retired musicians who have nowhere else to go. And, it's for free, initially supported by an endowment set up by Verdi--now covered by donations from people all over the world. We had a tour a few years ago, and this time we returned and actually performed a classical recital for some of the residents. They were so sweet and welcoming. They loved my performance and stayed after to talk to me, my wife, and my children. And, despite the language barrier, we managed to have wonderful conversations. As we were leaving, we felt it was only right to donate some money to this beautiful place. If you love music and musicians, please go to this place for a visit. And donate too! Verdi's tomb is in the courtyard.
Written 9 May 2015
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anniea1b
Cincinnati, OH118 contributions
For Verdi Lovers: Verdi's Greatest Work
Dec 2013 • Family
We're opera lovers, so we had to visit the Casa di Riposo, the rest home for retired musicians that Verdi created, financed, and considered his finest work. We weren't able to tour the home itself--for that you need to make advance reservations but the gardens and the crypt where Verdi and his wife Giuseppina Strepponi are buried are open to the public. It's a tranquil spot, and as simple and unadorned as the Maestro would have wanted. The gardens are lovely, even in the winter. To get a sense of the interior, watch the movie "Tosca's Kiss," a documentary about the inhabitants of the rest home.
Written 13 January 2014
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Maylinda
London, UK27 contributions
Giuseppe Verdi's heritage
May 2012 • Friends
Composer Giuseppe Verdi from Busseto sponsored this Retirement Home for musicians at the end of his long and successful career and was buried here when he passed away. Visits to his tomb are free. To other sections of building must be arranged with a guided tour.
Written 23 May 2012
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Elena-Gioia
Moscow, Russia328 contributions
Pay you homage to the Greatest Maestro
Apr 2012 • Solo
Verdi's fans should definitely visit the place which Maestro himself called his best creation. He founded the Casa for old musicians, actors, etc. And in the courtyard there is a chapel where Giuseppe Verdi and his second wife Giuseppina Strepponi are buried. Just simple tombstone, but Maestro is surrounded by music played by old actors which you can here when you are there. Do come and pay you homage to the greatest opera composer.
Written 1 May 2012
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