Casa Angelini

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This historic residence dating back to the 1200s and then restored in the second half of the 1900s was, among other things, also the headquarters of the musical institute founded by the Bavarian musician Simone Mayr during the 1800's. It was a charitable training institution, where the poorer citizens could attend classes: it was here, that from 1806 to 1815, the future symbolic composer of Bergamo attended: Gaetano Donizetti.

It is said that the student immediately proved to be very musically gifted, and learned the secrets of composition from masters such as Francesco Salari, Antonio Gonzales and Simone Mayr himself. Did you know that here Donizetti also met Vincenzo Bellini? He then wrote the requiem Mass at his death, but it was only played many years later, in 1870 in the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.


Casa Angelini hides a secret: in its basement, during renovation work in the 60s, the Domus Licina was discovered, the home of a rich family in the Roman era.

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This historic residence dating back to the 1200s and then restored in the second half of the 1900s was, among other things, also the headquarters of the musical institute founded by the Bavarian musician Simone Mayr during the 1800's. It was a charitable training institution, where the poorer citizens could attend classes: it was here, that from 1806 to 1815, the future symbolic composer of Bergamo attended: Gaetano Donizetti.

It is said that the student immediately proved to be very musically gifted, and learned the secrets of composition from masters such as Francesco Salari, Antonio Gonzales and Simone Mayr himself. Did you know that here Donizetti also met Vincenzo Bellini? He then wrote the requiem Mass at his death, but it was only played many years later, in 1870 in the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.


Casa Angelini hides a secret: in its basement, during renovation work in the 60s, the Domus Licina was discovered, the home of a rich family in the Roman era.