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Harmonies of music and taste in Milan: from Giuseppe Verdi to Gualtiero Marchesi

  • E-Ticket
  • Group Tour
  • 4 hr

Milan was one of the centres of the Italian Independence Wars in XIX century. The great composer Giuseppe Verdi was a symbol of this movement, thanks to works like "Nabucco", where the liberation of Jews from Egypt was celebrated. Meanwhile, "W VERDI", written on city walls, also stood for "W Vittorio Emanuele Re D'Italia" (hail to Vittorio Emanuele, king of Italy). This exciting tour will lead you around Milan to discover the places linked to Verdi's memory, such as the his burial monument, ending with another symbol of Milan: the saffron risotto, in a very special twist.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi, Piazza Buonarroti, 29, 20149 Milan Italy

Better known as "Casa Verdi", this retirement house for musicians was intended by the great Italian composer to host elderly and needy artists and was found in 1899. A private guided tour will lead you through the majestic 19th century halls, designed by local architect Camillo Boito, till the eclectic crypt where Giuseppe Verdi and Giuseppina Strepponi, his wife, rest in peace. The tombs were decorated by the eclectic sculptor Lodovico Pogliaghi.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo 12, 20122 Milan Italy

The Palace, mostly built starting from the 16th century, has been the seat of the city government and a royal residence until 1919, when it was turned into a space for exhibitions. It has been the first place in Milan to host institutional theatrical events, between the 16th and 18th century.

Pass By: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milan Italy

The "Galleria", as Milanese citizens usually address this place, could be considered one of the very first malls in the world and an outstanding example of iron architecture of the late 19th century. It hosts historical boutiques and cafeterias and has always acted as a gathering place for artists and intellectuals.

Pass By: Teatro Filodrammatici, Via Filodrammatici 1, 20121 Milan Italy

Located in a former church, transformed by architect Luigi Canonica during the Napoleonic age, this theatre hosted the very first performances by Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. In the Sixties it was refurbished by the well-known Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, who gave the spaces a contemporary character after the hard damages of World War II.

Stop At: Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli 1 Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan Italy

A private guided tour will allow you to discover an extraordinary collection of sculptures, paintings and musical instruments related to the history of Teatro alla Scala and to the great lot of eminent artists who contributed to the Opera house worldwide fame.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teatro Alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan Italy

Considered as one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, the Theatre was built between 1776 and 1778, under the government of Mary Therese of Austria. Giuseppe Verdi made his debut here in 1839 and after a few years, in 1842, performed for the first time his "Nabucco", which made the Teatro alla Scala one of the symbols of Italian Risorgimento.

Duration: 1 hour