The room where Abbado died is now a bed-and-breakfast

The room where Abbado died is now a bed-and-breakfast


norman lebrecht

September 11, 2016

For the last ten years of life Claudio Abbado rented a house in Bologna with a rood terrace and view over the city. He died there on January 20, 2014.

Last week, the owners opened a luxury Bed & Breakfast in his apartment, with four rooms (nine beds) of which the most coveted is the Abbado Room.

Luca Baccolini has broken the story in La Repubblica.

Would you stay there? Could you?




  • Maestro Spinelloccio says:

    What exactly would be the problem of sleeping in the room where Abbado died? I have slept in the room where my mother died, so certainly would have had no problems in sleeping in a B&B where someone has died naturally.

  • Una says:

    My mother died in our living room in London, and we carried on living there for many years. Hey, what’s the problem?

  • Una says:

    So to take your minds of death and spook on this lovely sunny Yorkshire morning, here’s an interview done with Bruce Duffie in Chicago and Claudio, and which I recently typed up.

  • luciano tanto says:

    ottima idea. in italia, vivere é cultura. come abbado.