A magical journey starting from Roncole Verdi, where it’s possible to visit the Maestro birthplace house and the Church of San Michele, where Giuseppe Verdi was baptized; but above all Busseto, that is the most famous Verdi's city, with its namesake square, its old small shops, its historical palaces and the Stronghold of 1200, the only castle of ‘Castelli del Ducato’ containing an active theater open to the public, where an exclusive visit awaits for you. Then visit wonderful castles... with a special surprise!
2 days/1 night
All year round
The tour is ideal for all Giuseppe Verdi, historical houses and good food lovers!
transfer, guided visits not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”
From 186 euro per person in double CLASSIC room, for groups of minimum 15 people.
Single travellers, couples, families or groups under 15 people: ask for a customized quotation.
Arrival in Parma Low Lands and visit of the Giuseppe Verdi birthplace, with its multimedia itinerary. Transfer to Busseto and ‘Visita Incanto’: a special visit of the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, the hidden music gem of Busseto, guided by an actress or singer who plays Giuseppina Strepponi: not only wife of the Maestro, but also his friend, confidant and inspiring muse. In order to guide visitors through the halls and passage ways of the this tiny yet splendid Opera House with a secret looking glass of Verdi’s epic life in a lively experience.
Tasting/lunch in typical restaurant of Parma Low Lands (on request visit of the Culatello and ‘Masalen’ Museum’).
Afternoon, special visit of Scipione dei Marchesi Pallavicino Castle. The Count René von Holstein, son of the Marquess Maria Luisa Pallavicino, will personally accompany his guests on a special tour through the history of the millenary Castle founded in the year 1000 by his ancestor Adalberto, bold leader who also founded the Marca Pallavicina with Busseto as the capital city. Through the mighty walls that narrate chivalrous epics, it will be possible to retrace the courageous men’s and women’s lives over the centuries up to the present day. It will be possible to discover some dailylife objects and documents hosted in rooms that can not be normally visited, as well as the private garden. At the end of the visit a welcome drink will be offered.
Overnight at Historic Residence or hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the small and charming village of Fontanellato and visit of the Rocca Sanvitale, an enchanting castle surrounded by a splendid moat, with extraordinary beauties (on request visit of the exceptional Labirinto della Masone). Lunch at leisure. Afternoon visit of Reggia di Colorno and its Historic Garden.
- Visit of the Labirinto della Masone, the largest existing maze entirely composed of bamboo canes with the art collection of Franco Maria Ricci, publisher of Italian art.
- Customized and exclusive events in castles, such as historical representations, themed dinners, cooking schools, educational workshops for groups, families and schools.
- One more day to visit Piacenza castles, between medieval villages, old trattorias and tastings of local wines.
- One more day dedicated to trekking in the chestnut groves and in the ancient stone village of Corchia.