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“I was born underground in Borgo Canale”: Donizetti’s birthplace

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Via Borgo Canale, 14 , 24129 Bergamo BG
Located in the ancient street of Borgo Canale, Gaetano Donizetti’s birthplace was declared a National Monument on 28th January 1926, by Royal Decree No. 338. The building reveals the original social characteristics of the urban area, so...

Teatro cittadino: Donizetti al Donizetti

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Nato su interesse di Bortolo Riccardi – produttore e commerciante di seta dal quale prese inizialmente il nome – il Teatro Donizetti sorge su un’area di Bergamo bassa destinata tradizionalmente alla fiera e ai commerci. Inaugurato...

The upper town theatre: the “Sociale” of the “Città alta”

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Via Bartolomeo Colleoni, 4 , 24129 Bergamo BG
The theatre "Teatro Sociale", originally the "Teatro della Società", is located at the heart of the "Città Alta", or "Upper Town". Designed by Leopoldo Pollock, it was inaugurated in 1809 with the intent to rival the "Teatro Riccardi"...

The autograph of Lucia at the Angelo Mai library

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The Angelo Mai Library and Donizetti by Marcello Eynard The Angelo Mai Civic Library is one of the richest and most frequented of Italy’s historical preservation libraries. It opened in the second half of the eighteenth century on the...

The Donizetti Museum

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Via Arena, 9, Bergamo
The Donizetti Museum is situated on the first floor of the ‘Domus Magna’, in Via Arena, 9. The figure of Gaetano Donizetti is presented to us through an exhibition of portraits, personal objects and autograph scores of the composer,...

The tombs of Donizetti and Mayr in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the ‘charitable lessons’ classroom

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The ‘MIA’ across centuries of culture and charity The Misericordia Maggiore, "Greater Mercy" or "MIA", as it has been historically abbreviated over the centuries and appears in several works of art in the Basilica of Santa Maria...