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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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  • 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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  • In scheduled visit with a group of friends I had the unexpected thrill of "knowing" the man Verdi, farmer brother worried! The Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Green Foundation is (as he says!) the "work" that is better managed. Spacious lounges welcome and fascinate the visitor with magnificent frescoed walls, spacious living rooms embellished with pianos, where the elderly guests live in serenity the last years of their life, lovingly cared for by nurses. The unsurpassed guide drove us to this location caring especially let us know the Green man and the Green musician. The most intense feeling was to discover an unexpected and profound songwriter feature: a love for those who had not lived a successful life as he and then his commitment to making serena and comfortable in their old age. Beautiful!!! Highly recommended! Go for it!!
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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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  • ..where the notes even live. This is the most suitable 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 through walls melodies, musical instruments kept in the rooms and the respectful guests elegance, how exciting is access to the crypt of the great master. Stop listening to the musicians ' experience staying at this place..
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