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More than a century after his death, Verdi remains a robust presence in the Italian town of Busseto and the areas nearby. AUGUST VENTURA takes a walk in the master's footsteps.

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Verdi's birthplace at Le Roncole
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In Italy's Po Valley, not far from Parma, lies a rather picturesque area known as la Bassa, the lowland, often overlooked but essential for having given to Italian opera its social conscience and its ...

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