Church of Santa Maria Annunziata

The Neoclassical Oratory of Santa Maria Annunziata – Piazza S. Maria, where on 31st January 1805 Verdi’s parents married, preserves an Annunciation by Vincenzo Campi (1581).
Its also contains an ancient sculpture of Christ in leather, which legend says was brought by a flooding of the river Po.
In his youth, Verdi composed four “Nocturnes” – now lost – for the Good Friday procession during which, even to this day, the statue solemnly passes through the main street of the village.


Piazza S. Maria – Busseto (PR)