"Sparks of Opera", here is the totally renewed edition of the Festival Verdi 2020, conceived in new outdoor spaces: Macbeth and Ernani in concert form, Messa da Requiem, Maestro Gergiev's Concert and the 10th October traditional Gala Concert, the Verdi caravan and other important musical and cultural events to let you live the atmosphere of the Festival Verdi. The splendid setting of the Ducal Park of Parma, the squares of the city and the small towns of the Verdi Places, the Teatro Regio di Parma will be the locations of the performances. And then a totally safe tour to discover, through the places of music, the history and spirit of Parma, the life of Verdi and Toscanini.
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We offer you a private and tailor-made tour, organized in compliance with the regulations to make you live your experience in safety and serenity. Ask for your customized tour.

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A tour that combines the passion for opera music with exclusive outdoor and complete safe music evenings in Parma and Busseto during the renewed Festival Verdi 2020 edition “Sparks of Opera”, 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 11 - October 10, 2020

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 tour foresees:

  • 2 nights in 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • 1 dinner in restaurant (first day), drinks included
  • 1 first category ticket for the music events at the Parco Ducale di Parma
  • 1 first category ticket for the “Caravan verdiano”
  • ticket delivery to the hotel
  • Parma Incoming phone assistance during the tour  

Services on request:

transfers, guided visits, entrance fees to the monuments, not included meals, tourist tax.

Safety protocols observed by our selected suppliers for this itinerary are 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 customized tour with private guide to the ancient food shops in Parma city centre with the possibility of a tasting session of typical products: Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, Prosciutto di Parma PDO (Parma Ham), Culatello di Zibello PDO. Evening devoted to music in the beautiful setting of the Ducal Park, right in the middle of the green heart of the city, with an opera in concert form or with Messa da Requiem or other Gala Concert in programme. Dinner at leisure in the nearby local restaurants or comfortably delivered to your hotel room thanks to the food-delivery service of the best restaurants in the city. 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 in one of the nearby local restaurants. Afternoon: visit to the National Giuseppe Verdi Museum inside Villa Pallavicino and to the Renata Tebaldi Museum. Free time in Busseto. Dinner at leisure in the nearby local restaurants or comfortably delivered to your hotel room thanks to the food-delivery service of the best restaurants in the city. Caravan verdiano in one of the small villages’ squares of Verdi’s Land or of Parma with “La Traviata, Lo spirit di Violetta” in the enchantment of small mobile theater. 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:

  • Deep inside food experience, just ask us the many opportunities we can offer you, let’s say Culatello di Zibello experience in the Land of Verdi? Or Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano experience round and about rolling hills and intriguing castles? Or Traditional Balsamic Vinegar full testing discovering authentic country houses? Or an itinerant amusing tasting tour in the heart of Parma, trying some of the best street food shops or bistrot.
  • The treasures of the Museums in Parma. Visit and explore extraordinary art places, the Palazzo Ducale, the Museo Glauco Lombardi, the Casa della Musica, the Pinacoteca Stuard, the Monumental Library of San Giovanni Church..
  • A full immersion in Parma’s perfume tradition, an excellence of Parma culture and industry. Choose an exclusive themed olfactory journey among these: Marie Louise, Duchesse of Parma and the Violetta di Parma - Secret gardens and the scent of flowers -  The art of herbs: dispensaries and pharmacies in Parma – The music essence with the olfactory concerts and many others. 

Just ask for other options and we will inform.

  • Your private and tailor-made food experience.
  • An exclusive shopping experience
  • Explore nearby art and music cities, Cremona the Violin city and Modena Pavarotti’s city, for example.
  • An intriguing itinerary among amazing castles in the hills and in the plane

And so much more…