The statues of Giuseppe Verdi

Busto di Giuseppe Verdi, dettaglio

As a guest of the “Locanda Maggiore” hotel, Giuseppe Verdi used to spend his summers in the town.

It was at Montecatini Terme that Verdi found the ideal environment for his creative endeavours: in 1885, he wrote here most of the third act of his opera “Otello”, while in 1889, he began to compose his opera “Falstaff”.

On the Viale Verdi dedicated to him, opposite the Locanda Maggiore hotel, there is a bust of him made of terracotta by Antonio Carminati. At the entrance to the Verdi Theatre, a statue donated by Russian author Aidyn Zeynalov celebrates the artist symbol of Montecatini Terme.

Places to visit

Viale Giuseppe Verdi

Historically, starting from the church, the avenue connected the Via Regia with the “Tettuccio” through the Leopoldine baths and the “Palazzina...

Hotel Plaza & Locanda Maggiore

In Piazza del Popolo, leaving the Guidotti Fountain behind, the eye is immediately caught by the Hotel Plaza & Locanda Maggiore, a symbol of...

Teatro Verdi (Verdi Theatre)

In addition, Montecatini Terme shares an irrevocable bond with Giuseppe Verdi who loved to get away from the bustle of the city to enjoy the benefits...