Fodor's Expert Review Villa Pallavicino
Busseto Historic Home
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
Busseto's main claim to fame is its native son, master composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901). The 15th-century Villa Pallavicino is where Verdi worked and lived with his mistress (and later wife) Giuseppina Strepponi. Today it displays the maestro's piano, scores, composition books, and walking sticks.