Discovering the Home Land of Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi Square, Busseto, Parma, Italy - photo by foundfootage

Giuseppe Verdi Square, Busseto, Parma, Italy - photo by foundfootage

Parma and its Province are the homeland of the excellence of some of the Italian culinary cornerstones. Places that are rich in history and their fairy-tale landscapes remind us why Italy is also known as “Il Bel Paese”. We would like to lead you in a special place, where the atmosphere of the Parma law lands is mixed with a contemplative feeling. This landscape hides precious treasures that you won’t find anywhere else like the native home of Giuseppe Verdi, the musician.  Verdi represents one of the most important composer of melodramma in the world. With his opera he has created the Italian culture of “Bel Canto”. He was born and composed some of his most famous operas in Roncole di Busseto, a tiny village near Parma, where you can visit his native house and the church where he was baptised: St Michael Church. This enchanting part of Emilia invites us to stop to admire its cultural riches and warm hospitality.

Biblioteca del Monte di Pietà

We visited Busseto, Casa Barezzi, now a museum, where he started his studies and the theatre dedicated to him, a jewel for only 200 spectators.

Busseto, together with its small neighboring fractions, is the heart of the Land of Verdi, distinguished by a simple, gentle way of life, far from overwhelming big cities. We entered the town center of Busseto, marked out by Via Roma and Piazza Verdi, dominated by the 15th-century Palazzo del Comune, the collegiate church of S. Bartolomeo and the Rocca, a stronghold built in 1250.

Busseto and the territory of the Parma lowlands is an authentic world waiting to be discovered, through its landscapes, its great river and its mystery. Here you will come to understand the spirit of Giuseppe Verdi, his tenacity, his grit and his inspiration.

If you are looking something remote, you will find in this side of Emilia, the real Italian experience with small villages with their little roads, the color and the flavour of food tradition.

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox

SPONSORED

Recommended

Lina Wertmüller: an Oscar to an original portrait of Italianness

“I am grateful to have received this award, which I didn’t expect, and that, for this reason, is even more welcome and makes me all the happier. For...
Scenic Anacapri streets at early sunset

A Day at the beach – Italian style

Temperatures are on the rise…and so is the urge to grab the flip-flops and head for the nearest beach. Summer practically insists we enjoy at least...

Great success for the 2019 Italian National Day

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about...
The Staff of the Italian Consulate joined Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, and his wife Sheila for a group photo. Ph Credits Emanuela Quaglia

From Festa della Repubblica to Matera European Capital of Culture

For the 73rd time in their history, Italy and Italians celebrated the Festa della Repubblica , with events across the globe aiming to underline the...

Games of Ancient Rome

I Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce Humans have been playing games forever. Even...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues