Discovering an enchanting arts and music tour between Parma and Piacenza
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Where

The journey starts from Verdi Homelands: the Giuseppe Verdi birthplace, the Casa Barezzi Museum and the wonderful Teatro Verdi, a unique Stronghold of the XIII century, ending with fairytale castles.

Duration

2 days/1 night

Validity

All year round

Suggested for

The tour is recommended for castles and historic houses lovers and for those who want to immerse themselves in the life of the great Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, combining the pleasure of succulent local cuisine.

The price includes:

  • 1 night in a historic residence or hotel with b&b accomodation
  • First day lunch/tasting, drinks included
  • Entrance fee to the Teatro Verdi di Busseto
  • Entrance fee to the Giuseppe Verdi birth house
  • Entrance fee to the Casa Barezzi Museum
  • Entrance fee to the S. Pietro in Cerro Castle
  • Entrance fee to the Gropparello Castle

The price does not include:

transfers, guided visits, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 137 euro per person in double CLASSIC room, minimum 2 people.
For groups: quotation on request.

 

First day

Arrival in Parma Low Lands and visit of the Giuseppe Verdi birthplace with its multimedia itinerary. Transfer to Busseto and visit of the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, the hidden music gem of Busseto (on request special ‘Visita Incanto’  a theatrical tour  guided by an actress or singer who plays Giuseppina Strepponi) and of Casa Barezzi Museum, where the young Verdi had his first musical and emotional training.
Tasting/lunch in a typical restaurant with Verdi atmosphere.
Afternoon visit of the San Pietro in Cerro Castle, a faithful and precious example of a 15th Century aristocratic home, where to relive the charme of the past visiting the 30 richly decorated and furnished rooms.
In the basement of the castle there is a permanent exhibition of 39 statues of the Warriors of Xian: faithful reproductions of the originals, authenticated by the Chinese government.
Overnight at an Historic Residence or hotel.

Second day

Breakfast and visit of the fortified Gropparello Castle, the first “emotive” park in Italy (on request visit of The Fairy-Tale Park with a fantastic adventure with Knights, Orcs and Witches). Lunch at leisure (on request at Gropparello Castle lunch at the Loco Tipico di Ristoro with ‘’pilgrim or shepherd baskets’’, or at the Medieval Taverna wich offers the ‘’Nonna Armerina Buffet’’ in the Loggia dei Leoni, or at the Sala dei Coppieri next to the garden with a la Carte menu). 

Moreover:

- An additional night and half day guided tour in the center of Parma, the small capital.
- An additional night and half day guided tour in the center of Piacenza.
- An additional night and visit to "Grandi Giardini": the Castle of Gropparello.
- Bicycle rental opportunity to visit Verdi Homelands.