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The Museum was inaugurated in July 1998 and dedicated to the poet and playwright, Luigi Illica, citizen of Castellarquato in the 20th century.Among his most famous librettoes: Tosca, Madame Butterfly and many more. The museum is divided into 3 sections:life, works, witness; it preserves scores, ancient editions of librettoes, costumes, sculptures, photographies portraying Illica and the famous composers he worked with during his intense and adventurous life. There are also letters to and from famous people of the time.
It is made of three rooms: the first one displays all the information about Illica's biography, in the second one there are two sections:one dedicated to drama, the other one to Illica's librettist activity: he wrote 37 librettos.
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Upon reservation
Entrance fee
Euro 2.50
Euro 2,00 (children under 12, over 65 anni, groups over 25 people, teachers visiting)
How to get there
Right in the town centre, car park close, in the Council Square. Further parking possibilities in the village lower part
Information Office
Last update
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone