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Sant’Agata di Villanova d’Arda


Sant'Agata di Villanova sull'Arda (PC), Villa Verdi, Ph . IBC Emilia Romagna

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Where is it

A few kilometers from Busseto in the heart of Verdi’s places, his villa is located in Sant’Agata, renamed Sant’Agata Verdi, in the municipality of Villanova sull’Arda, in the province of Piacenza.

Why visit it

Sant’Agata di Villanova is known for Villa Verdi, often also called Villa Sant’Agata, which was the residence where the composer Giuseppe Verdi lived for 50 years.

When to go and what to see

In October, the Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday.

On the table

Culatello di Zibello, a typical salami of the area and Fortana the wine that the maestro produced.


Sant’Agata belongs to the Luoghi Verdiani trail: Busseto, the small town where Maestro Verdi was born is just 3km away, in the Parma Province.

Nearby (5 km far from Sant’Agata) you can visit San Pietro in Cerro’s Castle, which houses on the third floor MIM, Museum In Motion, an important contemporary art collection created by the owner.

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