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Villa Caruso Bellosguardo

Now the Museo Enrico Caruso

Villa Caruso

The story goes that Enrico Caruso was strolling with his beloved Ada Giachetti on this Renaissance estate with its park and views, and was so infatuated with its unearthly beauty that in 1906 he made it his own and where he lived until he died in 1929.

Museo Enrico Caruso

The museum, in one of the wings of the villa, holds the fascinating collection of memorabilia gathered together over 40 years by the Associazione Museo Enrico Caruso in Milan.

Museo Enrico Caruso

There are costumes, posters, phonographs, original records and remastered recordings of one of the greatest tenor voices of all time. There is a fine collection of the caricatures the singer loved to draw. There is a silver tea set given to the singer by the opera loving Tsar Nicolas II. You can even see his bed.

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Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

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