Amati [Melchioni, Marchioni], Nicolò
- Roberto Regazzi
(b Lizzano in Belvedere, Bologna">Lizzano in Belvedere>Lizzano in Belvedere, Bologna, 1662; d Vergato, Bologna, 1752). Italian priest and violin maker. His real family name was Melchioni or Marchioni, and he had no connection with the Cremonese Amati family. For further information, see S. Pasqual and R. Regazzi: Le radici del successo della liuteria a Bologna/Lutherie in Bologna: Roots and Success...