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Giuseppe Verdi willed his home to be turned into his tomb and used as a nursing home for elderly musicians in need after his death.  He died in 1901.  Most of the elderly musicians played at La Scala where his operas played. All the royalties from his operas were given to the Verdi foundation that supports this nursing home.  If you qualify they charge 80 percent of your pension up to a maximum of 1500 euros a month. Wives of musicians qualify as well.  .Composer Pasquale Montesano and flute player Paolo Varetto before a performance for a tour group.

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