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Date of last update: 18/12/2018, 17:48

Lucio Dalla (Bologna, 4 March 1943 – Montreux, 1 march 2012) Italian musician, songwriter and actor.

Jazz trained musician,he was one of the most important, influential and innovative Italian songwriters. From the third placement at the Sanremo Festival in 1971 with the song 4/3/1943, his career is studded with great successes (one among the others, Piazza Grande) and famous collaborations with other artists not only of Italian song, including the one with the Bolognese poet Roberto Roversi (1974-1977). Among the most famous songs  Come è profondo il mare,  Anna e Marco,  Futura, La sera dei miracoli, Balla balla ballerino, Ma come fanno i marinai, written and sung in cooperation with Francesco De Gregori, the international triumph with Caruso (1987) and even Attenti al lupo, Henna, Ciao. On 14 February 2012 he returns to the stage of the Sanremo Festival after forty years, accompanying the young songwriter Pierdavide Carone with the song Nanì, of which he is also co-author.

He also composes opera with Tosca-Amore disperato, he directed and he is the narrator of Pierino e il lupo, fairy tale with music by Sergej Prokofiev.   
In the cinema he is remembered for the participation in the Taviani brothers' film  I sovvervisi (1967) till to the soundtrack written for Pinocchio directed by Enzo D'Alo (2012).

Lucio Dalla received in 1999 a Laurea Honoris Causa  by the University of Bologna in "Humanities and Philosophy"

Now he rests in the Bologna Monumental Cemetery of Certosa, in a grave specially created for him by Antonello Santè Paladino and Stefano Cantaroni.

House Museum of Lucio Dalla

Thanks to the “Venerdì ci vediamo da Lucio” (See you at Lucio’s on Friday) initiative and with Bologna Welcome’s technical-operational collaboration , Fondazione Lucio Dalla will open up the doors of the artist’s home every week as of January 2019. It is possible to visit Lucio’s home to relive, through a diverse journey, all of its countless passions and feelings which, over the years, led him to filling his house mixing styles, eras, precious artwork and memorabilia.