Villa Conti in Civitanova Marche, and Aida’s crypt

Count Pier Alberto Conti was madly in love with his wife, soprano Francisca Solari. The two of them are buried in the crypt of the neo-Gothic church deep in the park of Villa Conti, in Civitanova Marche.

The couple rests together for eternity, like Aida and Radamès in Verdi’s masterpiece – and “Aida” was a recurrent theme in their story: some say the only reason why the Genoese nobleman wanted to re-open the Steristerio in Macerata in 1921 was to have the love of his life perform the tragic role of the Ethiopian princess on opening night.

Villa Conti also includes Palazzina San Michele, a splendid Art Nouveau structure designed by architect Paolo Sironi and built in 1910.

And Aida can rest, next to her Radamès.

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Villa Conti in Civitanova Marche, and Aida’s crypt

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