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Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi, Milan

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The Casa di Riposo per Musicisti is a home for retired opera singers and musicians in Milan, northern Italy, founded by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. The building was designed in the neo-Gothic style by Italian architect, Camillo Boito. Both Verdi and his wife, Giuseppina Strepponi are buried there. A documentary film about life in the Casa di Riposo, Il Bacio di Tosca (Tosca's Kiss in the US), was made in 1984 by the Swiss director Daniel Schmid.
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  • Those who are musicians and know the life of this composer, we know that it is resting on the site that he chose and built to do so together with your spouse. Outside the place is really nice, with a construction where he notices that you thought to the last detail (the master himself suggested and supervised). The entrance has a beautiful marble floor where a lira is formed in the central part. Beautiful ceilings, walls, in an impeccably maintained courtyard, full of plants and silence as I liked the teacher. And at the end of this courtyard, entering full space of repose of Verdi. The silence strikes. And construction, good taste also. It is exciting. Not be accessible to the Tomb itself, because to do so would be to go down a staircase of marble which is blocked by an iron gate. But one is about 2 meters from the grave and is quite exciting. There is a vase where flowers can be left. The place is public, entry is not paid. It is the subway exit. The day I went was filled with students who came to a concert that was offered on the first floor. The openings of wood that lead to it are incredible. All in perfect condition. The master performed this construction to offer hostel all the musicians of the world retired, without resources. And donated to this institution, which continues to operate perfectly, all royalties from their works. This did prove his greatness, covering not only his talent, but his whole being. I sincerely believe that you could not have chosen a better place to rest forever.
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  • Passing nearby, out of sheer curiosity I approached this building which is located in Piazza Buonarroti. the building, built for exclusive merit of Giuseppe Verdi, it's beautiful, finely finished and very spacious, ideal for giving shelter to musical artists struggling. I was lucky enough to be able to visit due to the presence of volunteers, competent and comprehensive of the Touring Club. Several salons live the day of boarders, through music halls (with original instruments of the master), a large convivial space and even a place to play classical music concerts. At the center of the building a temple where Verdi rests near the second wife, and a plaque commemorating the first. Around a nice garden which, I am told, accessible to the public, who want to stop in the middle of the day. In short, a wonderful place that only a genius could have imagined. Well worth the visit.
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  • Green House is a gem that belongs to the city of Milan, Italy and the whole of mankind. It's the only retirement home created to accommodate musicians and music workers reduced to poverty, at first for free and now with a contribution commensurate with the perceived pension. In a historical moment in which the "admissions" consisted of rooms with 15/18 beds, green wanted to build a two-storey building elegant (later become three) in which each guest is entitled to a single room with private facilities and, if a couple, a small apartment. Verdi was a musical genius who has never lost touch with his roots, investing in land and devoting himself personally to the study of new attachments and new crops. It's always remained humble and generous towards the needy. Hit hard by life (just 27 years had lost his wife and two small children) and fell into depression, but knew how to get back on their feet and create wonderful works that today we are fortunate to be able to appreciate. Green House was willed by Verdi with immense love: there has made significant capital, choosing the best architect, the best people and the best materials of the period, and until the end of his long life he supervised personally the work. He also chose to be buried there, but upon his death the crypt had not yet been completed, and then rested initially at the monumental cemetery. Her friend teresa Stolz wanted to respect the desire to See and endeavoured to organize the work of decoration of the crypt, casting the mosaicists that built a marvelous job in Murano glass. It was essential to a huge number of mosaic workers who had to replaced so that the work could be completed in a very short time, in order to house the remains of Verdi before for the Milanese became a custom to pay homage to him. The Solz was able to accomplish the crypt in a single month, paying personally a good amount, and the genie was met where it rests today, as desired. Jordanian Council in all this visit to learn about a remarkable man who lived a life of romance, a genius whose, by Italians, be proud.
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  • Used primarily as a rest house, at certain times of the week you can go to visit the tomb of Giuseppe Verdi. The only flaw is that they use volunteers do at the expense of staff hired and paid.
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  • MHA, who do you think you stand in five hundred?
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  • A part of history and foresight of Maestro Giuseppe Verdi who wanted to help musicians in economic trouble arrived at the end of their career. Here is buried together with his second wife Giuseppina Strepponi.
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  • Casa Verdi, where Giuseppe Verdi is buried with his spouse
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  • .. where the notes even live. This is the most appropriate place to begin a journey of initiation into musical history, conceived from an idea by one of the greatest Italian composers Giuseppe Verdi. It's so surprising to hear melodies through walls, the musical instruments kept in the halls and the respectful guests elegance, how exciting is access to the crypt of the great master. Stop listening to the experience of staying in this place.
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