My stay in Parma was most enjoyable, and I am very grateful to you and your team for organising it all so efficiently. I particularly enjoyed the fine performances of I Lombardi and the Requiem, and the opportunity to see the scaled-down version of Falstaff in the lovely small Teatro Verdi in Busseto, as well as all the cultural and gastronomic pleasures of Parma itself.
Everything went very well and excellently organized. The guide in Verona was excellent. The hotels were both perfect. I am very happy about this trip and thank you for your work. I'm thinking of doing Verona+Vicenza again in 2024.
Christophe; - Switzerland
From beginning to end the service was extremely efficient and comprehensive. They responded to any queries very rapidly, a variety of options were put forward and the final package of hotel and opera bookings was very clear with the tickets being delivered in advance to the hotel. Highly recommended.
Los clientes que han estado ahora en el Festival de Busseto, han venido muy muy contentos porque todo ha sido perfecto, Bruno ha sido muy amable, las entradas excelentes, el hotel muy buen servicio, la habitación amplia… Todo ha resultado perfecto. Gracias por todo, y excelente trabajo, ha sido todo un éxito. Seguiremos en contacto. Un saludo y hasta pronto.
Mónica; - Spain
I am now safely back from a wonderful Opera-Tour you organized for me! I want to explicitly thank you very very much for making this possible: It was a wonderful time, and you even managed to get good weather for me! Many thanks to you and your team! Warm regards from a happy.
We really enjoyed our food tour - the tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide was amazing and she was very thorough and gave us so much knowledge! One of our family friends is interested in repeating our same tour, I’ve shared your contact so she can reach out to book. Thank you.
Ms Lily; - U.S.A.
I wanted to personally email you and thank you for all your work and care of us on our recent group-trip to Parma and helping us with arrangements before this as well. From the moment we met you in 2019 until we were able to finally come to you in 2023 it has been a treat to work with you. Your attention to detail is wonderful. You crafted a great trip, rich with personal experiences including private concerts and made us a feel like VIPs. To work so hard to get us great tickets was also a great accomplishment. Your secret is you seem to really care about what you are doing. You want to give us the best experience possible and this comes across in everything you do - your communication skills, patience, expertise in logistics and planning and your personal attention like meeting and contacting us several times to ensure everything was going well.
Desidero confermare che la mia trasferta al Festival Verdi 2022 è perfettamente riuscita. Ho assistito a 3 bellissimi spettacoli che mi porterò nel cuore almeno.. fino all'edizione 2023😊 Ti ringrazio nuovamente per la tua professionalità, gentilezza e disponibilità e ti trasmetto i miei più cordiali saluti!
Mr Fabio – Switzerland
I am Mairi Nicolson from ABC which is the National Broadcaster in Australia. I work as a producer and a presenter and I’m also a tour guide. This is my third visit to the Festival here in Parma celebrating the great Giuseppe Verdi. This year I brought a group from New Zealand and from all over Australia and once again we love this festival, we love this city, the way Parma Incoming looks after us as guests. We have done the complete Verdi trail going up to the house where he was born, where he grew up, we have also seen the Villa Verdi, which is sadly on sale now, I wish I could buy it!!! But it’s wonderful to come to a city that celebrates a great artist like Giuseppe Verdi and the opportunity to hear some of his great operas but also some rarities like the original version of Simon Boccanegra, it is really a special opportunity indeed so … I’ll be coming back!
It’s just adorable to be at the Verdi Festival, he is absolutely my favorite composer for operas but I have never been to Parma before and I’m just absolutely delighted to be experiencing everything here and special threat this evening to meet the bariton Vladimir Stoyanov and his wife, it was delightful.
A Verdi fan from New Zealand
Good morning, this is the sixth time I come with a group from Switzerland for the Festival Verdi and this year, for the Festival Verdi 2022, it was a very very nice Festival. We had a Messa da Requeim with Michele Mariotti, formidable, and a very nice La forza del destino with a very interesting staging that played on the lights, very sober; we had the opportunity to go to Fidenza in the small theater with Il Trovatore, very very good. And I've been working with Parma Incoming for 5-6 years now and I'm very happy because they organize everything for me and when you arrive with about 20 people everything is ready, the hotel, the tickets, the visits, so it’s all going very well. So I recommend you to come to Parma for the Festival Verdi!
We have been Verdi fans for many years and have seen all 27 of Verdi's operas in the various theaters in Europe and of course also in Parma, the city of Verdi. To organize such a trip requires a reliable partner because from Germany it is too complicated. We are happy to have met Parma Incoming who organized everything in the best possible way and we are sure that we will return to the Verdi Festival again in the coming years.
Mr and Mrs Schweitzer – Germany
So happy to be in Parma for the Verdi Festival, everybody who likes Verdi has to come once in his life to Parma. You have 27 operas, so the choice is enough!
Giuseppe Verdi is one of our favorite opera composers and we have been coming to Parma to the Verdi Festival for 4th year, 3 years before Covid and this year. It is so good to be back in Parma. We have always enjoyed coming here, we’ve enjoyed the excellent services provided by Parma Incoming and we just love walking around Parma and going to the Teatro and opera.
Mr. David – Australia
First of all, thanks for all your hard work to make the Renaissance Opera tour in October 2022 such a success. We have received glowing reviews regarding many aspects of the tour; the services provided by the coach driver, the guides who delivered the tours and above all the restaurant choices. The hotel in Parma was also rated very high by our discerning clients. Thank you so very much!
For an opera goer like me the Verdi festival in Parma is an outstanding highlight of the season. When I decided to travel to Parma I looked for an agency to make the booking and the trip the most comfortable. So I assigned Parma income and I got excellent service without any problem. Their practical advice was unsurpassed; they booked the hotels in Busseto and Parma according to my special request and the seats at the theatres exactly like I wanted. I am very grateful for the friendly and prompt service. For my next trip to Parma and surroundings I will trust in the assistance by the charming ladies of the staff of Parma income with their true Italian gentleness.
Mr. Detlef Krumme – Germany
Our visit to Parma was truly one of our very favorite experiences of Italia (our sixth visit) and our guide was outstanding for her knowledge, her personality, and her passion for Parma. Our stay was perfect. Thanks so very much for arranging everything so well.
A quick note to thank you very much for making all the arrangements for us. Fortunately everything ran very smoothly and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The Hotel was extremely convenient and comfortable with delicious breakfasts. We could easily walk into the centre for all the main sights. Our day out to the Verdi homelands was excellent. The car was very comfortable and a great luxury to be driven with just ourselves and our brilliant guide who was deeply knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm for Verdi. We learnt SO much and she also suggested a fabulous local lunch venue .We would recommend her highly !! We have had a truly memorable and happy time and delighted everything ran so smoothly for us. Thank you once again
Dr John Chadwick – UK
Un grande Bravo agli organizzatori degli spettacoli e soprattutto a quelli che come voi operano con pazienza, attenzione e gentilezza da tanti anni ormai. Ritorneremo anche l’anno prossimo.
A nome di tutti la ringrazio per l’ottima organizzazione. È stata una trasferta molto interessante e soprattutto “gustosa”
Je vous remercie et vous félicite sur la parfaite organisation du voyage au mois de mars. Votre aide a été vraiment précieuse pour le déroulement fluide de ce voyage. Merci encore, je n’hésiterai pas à chaudement recommander Parme comme destination, Parma Incoming et vous-même pour ceux qui veulent visiter votre belle ville.
Volevo ringraziarvi per l'ottimo servizio e per i luoghi da voi suggeriti. Tutto e' andato benissimo e il gruppo ha vissuto bellissime esperienze. Nella speranza di organizzare un altro tour per l’anno prossimo.
I appreciate your detailed information and efficient help. I hope in future years I can come to Parma again to see other Verdi operas and to utilize your services since they are so convenient..
I am very pleased with your planning, communication and services throughout. As you know we do not often use DMC companies as we like to handle all arrangements ourselves in order to be in direct contact with the suppliers. It was really advantageous to work with you and also very pleasant for me personally. I send a big thank you to you and your team. I like your very professional style and your choice of venues and guides was exceptional.
You’re wonderful!!! It is such a pleasure to work with you and I truly appreciate your patience with me and all my emails, your professional and your prompt follow ups.
Vi ringrazio per la disponibilità e gentilezza dimostrata in questi mesi e in occasione dell'evento.
Desiderio ringraziarvi vivamente per averci organizzato in modo impeccabile i biglietti per le opere e l'hotel a Busseto. Tutto è funzionato alla perfezione. Bellissimi gli spettacoli. Siamo già in possesso del programma 2017 ed è perciò molto probabile che torneremo.
We are back in Munich from 3 wonderful days in Busseto/Parma. We enjoyed the opera performances very much Besides others we have visited the Verdi Memorials. Both Hotels have been a good choice. Everything happened very well. Thank you again for your service and best regards.
I would like to thank the efforts and the peer-honored organization. It was wonderful in Busseto, especially the food and the opera. Thanks again and all the best.
I want to thank you for your friendly hospitality and your assistance at the spot. My group was fascinated and so was I. We definitely will repeat this trip next year.
Very many thanks for making all the arrangements. You have been very efficient and made our trip easier. Much appreciated.
A nome di tutti i partecipanti, volevo ringraziare lei per l'ottima organizzazione della giornata di sabato e la simpatia e preparazione della vs guida.
Transfers were always on time and drivers were very polite and helpful with clients and luggage. The guide was superb/excellent and being half British her English was very BBC. She was engaging and funny and very good company to the clients. Everyone enjoyed the Labyrinth Franco Maria Ricci with its private and very eclectic art collection and the massive bamboo maize (it took us about 20 minutes to worked our way out!). The hotel is only 10 minutes walk to the theatre. The restaurant is very good, breakfast offered a good choice of hot and cold options and the stuff very helpful. The bar/lounge was a good meeting point with clients enjoying a glass of wine with the usual cheese and ham. All two performances included, Otello and Il Corsaro were very good. The former had a very simple production but singers were very good. The Il Corsaro production was more dynamic and the singing also very good. The performance at Teatro Verdi in Busseto is highly recommended! All clients seemed to be very happy with the music and with the optional concert
Prima di tutto grazie 1000 per l’eccellente servizio. I posti ai teatri erano perfetti; da riprendere tali quali l’anno prossimo! Un’Otello di qualità e un Rigoletto giovanile e “spumeggiante”. Bello e di grande qualità anche il concerto Fuoco di gioia con una simpatica disorganizzazione.
I am back in Oslo, Verdi's immortal music still ringing in my ears! The tour was a tremendous success. As I think I have mentioned, in our group there were professional musicians (including a recently retired musician from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra) as well as one of the highest regarded composers in our country, a retired professor of composition at the Oslo Conservatory. Everyone were almost ecstatic about the performances, although naturally opinions were divided as which was the 'best' performance. I frequently heard phrases like "This is the most overwhelming opera performance I have ever been to", "The orchestra is absolutely fabulous, highly professional" etc. Everyone agreed that the orchestras were extraordinary, and also the choirs! All this was of course aided by the excellent acoustics of the opera buildings, so often problematic in newer buildings. The great majority of the singers were also outstanding, although there were nuances and preferences in our group, as is inevitable. All in all - top marks from a group of very knowledgeable and experienced opera-lovers! My own favorite was probably "Rigoletto" in Busseto - probably because I was completely charmed by the beautiful and intimate hall, the refined acting and youthful enthusiasm of the singers, and the creative and original - yet exquisitely tasteful - mise-en-scène. […] Thank you once again for your unfailing cooperation, to which we all owe the success of our tour. My personal feeling is that I shall be back in Parma with or without a group next year.
Thank you all for your much-appreciated work preparing this happy and successful tour.We are en route for Milan Airport on a sunny morning. The hotel was a great success! We were delighted to spend our first full morning celebrating Verdi's 202nd Birthday visiting his Birthplace and favourite home as well as attending the very successful premiere of 'Rigoletto' in Busseto. Bologna was a lovely addition to the tour with a striking minimalist and much-discussed production of 'Macbeth'. This was preceded by an outstanding 2 30pm lunch in the top Jazz Restaurant and a brief guided walking tour of the fascinating city. Other highlights were the day in Cremona including a visit to a violin -maker's workshop with nearly an hour's explanatory- demonstration by the maker and later a violin recital complete with security guard at the door by a first-rate young violinist on the nearly 300year -old 'Vesuvius' Stradivarius! The organ tour(5 instruments in the Cathedral and two churches) in Parma was much appreciated by those present. 'Otello' was enjoyed -and the premiere of 'Il Corsaro' was unforgettable with TV cameras ,evening dress and a Lead-Tenor in, at times indisposed, voice! Visits to cheese and ham factories evoked much interest too! We also took part in a video recording for the promotion of tourism in Parma.
The tour this year was a great success and your arrangements certainly helped towards this.
Il Cliente è rimasto soddisfattissimo e ci ha fatto i complimenti. So che il lavoro che vi abbiamo dato è stato tanto ed in alcune fasi per nulla semplice ma sono molto felice di avere conosciuto ed avuto di supporto un team che si è dimostrato all'altezza e soprattutto molto serio. Vi ringrazio per avermi ascoltata, supportata ed enormemente aiutata in tutte le fasi di svolgimento del progetto. Davvero senza il vostro enorme supporto non sarebbe stato semplice gestire tutto ciò. Grazie ancora !!
Grazie a tutti coloro che si sono adoperati per rendere gradevole e interessante il nostro incontro. Volevo complimentarmi pubblicamente per l'ottima organizzazione dell'incontro a Parma della nostra Federazione. A nome mio e di mia moglie un semplice, ma sentito grazie. Mi unisco al coro di plauso, per complimentarmi per l’ottima riuscita del Consiglio a Parma e ringrazio per la calda accoglienza e per la perfetta organizzazione Un grazie a tutti
Mr. […] is very happy with the service you have provided to him during his trip to Parma and the Balsamic vinegar tour. All went smooth and service was excellent.
Our trip to Italy, highlighting Parma, was a great success, not least thanks to the two concerts you organized for us. Both concerts, each in its own way, were great experiences, and, being so different, everyone found something of special interest and enjoyment. Once again, thank you for arranging everything so efficiently.
I want to say how much we have enjoyed our tour here. It has been most stimulating and enjoyable. Everyone has been so helpful and friendly! […] Our meals throughout have been delicious and plentiful. […] The program has been full: and full of variety from rich opera to cheese factory […]. A morning of particular memory was spent listening to four distinguished organs in Parma's Cathedral and two churches under the excellent guidance of the Cathedral Organist and his wife also a very fine organist. […] Heartfelt thanks to you all for your much-appreciated preparations for us all
Thank you so much for organizing our opera trip. All was wonderful and we enjoyed to be placed so close to the stage. Your work gave us a great time in Parma. A big thank again and looking forward for the next time. With best regards.
It was a great experience, a fairy tale: the all - according to our feelings - with a "star" more than the reality officially "certified". Starting from the hotel that has pleasantly surprised us, to the beautiful interiors and theatrical opera stagings (us, Muscovites are soooo spoiled: 130 theaters, every night - a hundred of shows created by the most famous and beloved directors ... tournee of the world famous troupe etc) ... In Parma we listened to some beautiful voices, we ate in very nice starry restaurants (+ 1 from our side!) but also in typical restaurant that could deserve a Michelin star! The Piazza del Duomo with the incomparable architecture of Benedetto Antelami ... The famous interiors of churches realized by the artists of Parma - the Great Correggio and Pamigianino...The Gallery of Parma...Almost all the members of our group, including children, not only familiar with the rich collections displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts Pushkin in Moscow and the Hermitage, but also visited the Louvre, the Prado, and Galleria Borghese Brera, the Vatican Museums ...). Nevertheless the National Gallery of Parma has impressed everyone: The Scapigliata by Leonardo ... the mannerists, Parmigianino’s works and the dramatic story of his life has impressed everyone... The unsurpassed Correggio ... El Greek and Tintoretto ... and many other works, exhibited in ancient, authentic, beautiful and at the same time modern, equipped, comfortable and full of light rooms of the Palazzo della Pilotta. And more ... Our young travelers have enjoyed the very nice Capriccio Palladiano by Canaletto! Our week in Parma gone too quickly... we left for the next time many other treasures to discover!
We definitely want to bring another group next year. […] May I take this opportunity of thanking you for everything you have done for me and for ACE Cultural Tours this year.
Volevo solo comunicarle che il weekend appena trascorso a Parma e a Busseto è stato veramente fantastico e indimenticabile… E questo grazie anche al servizio che ci ha offerto e alla cura e alla competenza con cui ha fatto sì che si realizzasse! È stato tutto perfetto… anche il tempo;). Grazie e non indugerò a ricontattarla se mai in futuro avessi intenzione di tornare a Parma.
Thank you very much again for the beautiful days in Parma you have organized for us. We enjoyed the wonderful performances and the very good seats we had. Best of all was the concert “Verdi my father” in Busseto – it was so intimate and intensive. We are looking forward to the next season.
The Opera Friends loves Verdi and this is our third visit to Parma which is the only Festival dedicated to only Verdi and his operas. The performances is of high standard and it is exciting to listen to Verdi’s operas where he actually was born and lived. I will thank you for all your help and everybody was extremely happy and satisfied with all services, the hotel, the meals, the guide etc.
Yusen Travel informed us that everything was perfect! We thank you very much for your kind cooperation and hope that we can send you our clients very soon!
Dal rientro della nostra breve visita in Parma, sono nuovamente a ringraziarti per il servizio e le proposte offerte che sono risultate ottime...Dopo questa visita ho deciso di portare a Novembre la famiglia in un fine settimana per visitare la città di Parma.A ringraziamento di ciò, sarà mio dovere consigliare a conoscenti la vostra agenzia per visite...Arrivederci a presto
Just wanted to thank you and all your colleagues - our trip to Parma was perfect. The seats at the Teatro Regio were excellent […]. If I have friends thinking of going there next year, I'll give them your address. Regards.