The house where Gaetano Donizetti was born is a five-storey building dating back to medieval times. The Donizetti family lived in the basement. Purchased by the Municipality of Bergamo in 1925, the building was declared a National Monument in 1926 as it was «of historical interest». To mark the first centenary of Donizetti’s death (1948), and then in 1973, the basement was restored and opened to the public. In 2007, the Municipality of Bergamo began restoration work that led to its full opening in 2009 and to the management being entrusted to the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti (Donizetti Theatre Foundation).
The visit includes access to the various rooms of historical interest in the building to provide an overview of the life of the composer from Bergamo, with references to the events linked to his Maestro Mayr and to the theatre.
IMPRONTE SONORE (SOUND FOOTPRINTS) – Devices to accompany the visit
“Impronte Sonore” (“Sound footprints”) is a sound journey into the past, into the voices and noises at the time and in the places of the young GaetanoDonizetti. Using a binaural microphone recording, an immersive holophonic narration has been created, evoking the everyday life of a humble 19th century family, and immersing the listener in three-dimensional sound environments. “Impronte Sonore” (“Sound footprints”), thanks to its peculiarity compared to a traditional audio guide, accompanies the user not through sight but through hearing. The application allows the user to customise the route and time of the visit. The visitor can thus navigate freely among the contents of the three floors of the Natal Home, “The house where he was born”, “The Pupil and the Maestro” and “The Donizetti Theatre” respectively.
Via Borgo Canale, 14
24129 – Bergamo (BG)
Gaetano Donizetti’s Natal Home is open on Sunday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Audiotour – device rental
Audiotour by mobile
Reduced prices – Children up to 10 years of age included
– Over 65 years old
– Subscribers to the Foundation’s seasons and festivals
– Students of theatre and music schools and of the Bergamo Conservatory of Music
– Visitors with mobility impairments (min. 75%)
Free – Children up to 5 years of age
– Qualified guides
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