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erik88l-r: Cache is gone, cache owner has not logged on in nearly two months, so I have archived it for him. If it is replaced before another is placed nearby I'll be glad to unarchive it.
Thanks for the past fun.
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Verdi 2

A cache by markino Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/28/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is the second of three caches related to Verdi in Milan.

Italian operatic composer, he was the leading figure of Italian music in the nineteenth century and made important contributions to the development of opera. Verdi was born in the small village of Busseto in the province of Parma. His family -- moderately well-off landholders, despite Verdi's continued references to childhood poverty -- recognized and encouraged his talents early on, and he received a good basic education in Busseto. He studied in Milan, and returned to Busseto to take the position of musical director for the town. Although his success at operatic composition soon took him all over Europe, he loved nothing better than to return to his small farm outside of the town. Verdi is best known for the operas from his middle years, Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata, and his three final works, Aida, Otello and Falstaff. In these works, as in all his operas, Verdi attempted to balance the art of bel canto, which he had inherited from Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini, with the demands of the drama. Because of this, his works present characters that are vocally exciting and at the same time emotionally engaging. Verdi's orchestra and chorus also played a vital role. No composer has so dominated the Italian stage as Verdi did, and his works are still a mainstay of the operatic repertoire throughout the world. This is the second of three caches related to Verdi in Milan.
The "Verdi 2" cache was placed at the house where Verdi lived when first arrived in Milan.
This cache is a microcache made with a small breath strip container, painted black, magnetic. It contains only a logbook, so bring a pen. It measures only 5x3x1 cm. Difficulty was set to 2 because this cache is located in the city, where sometimes, due to the tall buildings and small streets, GPS reception can be not so good.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba gur bgure fvqr bs gur fgerrg, ybbx ng gur ybjrfg jvaqbjf. Erzrzore vg'f zntargvp.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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