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In 1851 the great composer, together with his wife the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi, moved to Sant'Agata. In the village that Verdi considered as his own, he dedicated to agriculture and cultivated a passion for art, poetry, economics and politics. Parallel to his career as composer, Verdi became a landowner, a cattle breeder and became councillor for Villanova d'Arda municipality as well as councillor for Piacenza province.
He also took care of villagers by improving their life conditions, agriculture and irrigation. Thanks to his social involvement, the Villanova hospital was built and were created scholarship in Verdi's name as well as funds to support poor families.
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