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Emilia–Romagna Travel Guide


Sleepy Busseto’s greatest claim to fame is local son Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), who was not exactly born here—he was born in Le Roncole, a stone’s throw away. However, he always considered this town his home. It’s in the middle of cultivated countryside, and was known, since Carolingian times, as "Buxetum." It attracted the attention of Habsburg emperor Charles V in 1533, who became lord

of the city. Now it attracts opera lovers who wish to walk in the grand maestro’s footsteps—either by hearing one of his works at the local theater, or by touring either of his country estates.

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