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, Busseto, Roncole 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.
3 days / 2 nights. Validity: October 2016
“Live the Festival Verdi: great music in a small capital city” 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.
Chance to attend to great concerts: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI with James Conlon; Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma with Daniele Callegari; Gregory Kunde Recital; Uri Cane Ensemble, Concert at Teatro Farnese
Coach, guided tours, tips and extras, tourist tax (if foreseen) and anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.
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.
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 Don Carlo or Il Trovatore at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Dinner free before or after theatre. Overnight stay at the hotel.
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 Masnadieri at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto. Return and overnight stay at the hotel.
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, enitirely 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.