In 1787, shortly before the premiere of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart moved to Bertramka to finish his masterpiece.
Originally a vineyard estate located outside the Prague city walls, Bertramka was the romantic summer residence of his friends, the Dušeks, a couple of leading Czech musicians.
This fine setting gave Mozart the peace and quiet he craved, and inspired him to compose the concert aria and scene for soprano "Bella mia fiamma, addio", which he dedicated to his hostess, the outstanding singer Josefína Dušková.
At the end of the summer of 1791, Mozart was again in residence at Bertramka, when he came to Prague to rehearse his coronation opera on Titus.
Today, as Prague has grown, Bertramka borders on the city centre. The part of the villa that served as the living quarters is now a museum and features a permanent exhibition on W.A. Mozart and the Dušeks. Remarkably, Bertramka is preserved in more or less the same state as Mozart knew it.