Jérusalem, La Traviata, Stiffelio, Falstaff, Messa da Requiem, concerts, conferences and meetings will be in program to let you live the atmosphere of Festival Verdi 2017. This tour will help you uncover piece by piece the history and the spirit of Parma, the life of Verdi and Toscanini through the places associated with music. Ending in style with auteur music in the splendidly animated theatres for unforgettable evenings
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A tour that combines the passion for opera music with exclusive opera evenings in Parma and Busseto theaters during the Festival Verdi, visiting the city and its many art masterpieces and charming old town. Then the tour touches Verdi’s land, BussetoRoncole and Sant’Agata, where Maestro Verdi was born, lived and cultivated his talent; then the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza with its enchanting fortresses and castles. 

Duration

3 days / 2 nights.  Validity: September 28 - October 22, 2017

Suggested for

This tour is the ideal tour for all music lovers and fans of Giuseppe Verdi. The Festival is a wonderful opportunity to discover the art beauties and the great heritage of fortresses and castles of this area rich in history.

The price includes

  • 2 nights in 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • 1 dinner in restaurant (first day), drinks included
  • 1 first category opera ticket at Teatro Regio di Parma or at Teatro Farnese
  • 1 first category opera ticket at Teatro Verdi in Busseto
  • opera ticket delivery to the hotel
  • Parma Incoming phone assistance during the tour 

The price does not include

Coach, guided tours, tips and extras, tourist tax (if foreseen) and anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 487 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people. 
FIT prices available on request.

A tour following the passion for opera music and for Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, discovering the “Petite Capitale” with its artistic soul and Verdi’s and Duchy’s lands, territories full of fortresses and castles with an important history.

First day

Arrival and visit to the old-town of Parma: Cathedral, Baptistery, Farnese Theatre and the Casa Natale Arturo Toscanini(house where Toscanini was born). Lunch at leisure in a downtown restaurant featuring local Parma cuisine. Afternoon: free for personal leisure or guided visit to the ancient food shops in Parma city centre with the possibility of a tasting session of typical products: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham), Culatello di Zibello, Colli di Parma wines. Representation of Jérusalem or Falstaff at the Teatro Regio di Parma or Stiffelio at Teatro Farnese. Dinner free before or after theatre. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day

Breakfast and leave for Verdi Homeland: Roncole Verdi, Sant’Agata and Busseto, the house where he was born, Villa Verdi in Sant'agata, Teatro Verdi and Casa Barezzi Museum. Lunch at leisure in Busseto. Afternoon: visit to the National Giuseppe Verdi Museum inside Villa Pallavicino and to the new Renata Tebaldi Museum. Free time in Busseto. Dinner free before or after theatre. Representation of La Traviata at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto. Return and overnight stay at the hotel.

Third day

Breakfast and check-out.
Now, customize Your tour! Ask us one of our proposals to enrich Your tour:
- Concert at the Teatro Farnese followed by a cocktail buffet at the Teatro Regio di Parma;
- Special visits to theatre's backstages that include tailoring, the set design room, the practice room, the dressing rooms and the stage;
- Special food experiences;
- Exclusive organ music concerts with music promenade;
- Pre or post opera gala dinners;
- Visit to the Franco Maria Ricci Labyrinth, the largest in existence, entirely made up of bamboo plants, and the Franco Maria Ricci art and book collection;
- Visits to amazing castles;
- Visits to beautiful nearby art and music cities.

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