Palazzo Orlandi, the neoclassical gem bought in 1845 by Verdi, where he wrote Luisa Miller, Stiffelio, Rigoletto and Trovatore, is on the market. It's in Busseto, close to Parma, just a stone's throw from Bergonzi's artifact-packed B&B Hotel I Due Foscari and its excellent restaurant where one could sit next to the Italian tenor in healthier times tucking into plates of culatello .
On the cusp of the Verdi bicentennial birth year, it's been put up for sale after Verdi's last heir recently passed away. Property value aside, it's the house where Verdi's father passed away and where the Busseto maestro made a love nest for Giuseppina Strepponi after his first wife died, but before they properly married.
Someone needs to do a Kickstarter, quick!