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Tomb of Niccolò Paganini

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Here is the tomb of the famous violin player Paganini, born in Genoa. How he got here is an unbelievable story. On 27 May 1840, Paganini died from internal hemorrhaging before a priest could be summoned. Because of this, and his widely rumored association with the devil, the Church denied his body a Catholic burial in Genoa. It took four years and an appeal to the Pope before the Church let his body be transported to Genoa, but it was still not buried. His remains were finally laid to rest in 1876, here in this cemetery in Parma.


Viale Della Villetta - 31/A

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