You will leave and discover Verdi’s land in occasion of the international “Concorso Voci Verdiane” and relish the strong connection between the land and the culture of “bel canto”. Along the roads of the “Bassa”, landscapes of that unmistakable plain countryside that lulled Verdi and his music and where superfine salumi and sparkling wines are always to be found. Guarantee a front-row seat for the Final concert of the 53rd International Competition Voci Verdiane "Città di Busseto".
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Through all Verdi’s places you will taste the story of Maestro beginning in Roncole Verdi, the village where he was born, continuing to Sant'Agata, where he lived the years of fame along with the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi, continuing the tour towards Piazza Verdi in Busseto where you will enter to the Theater dedicated to him, concluding with a visit in Casa Barezzi Museum, where the master began to live the music. You will continue visiting the Museum of Renata Tebaldi, to see the objects, the clothes and the jewelry that belonged to the 'Voice of an angel', concluding listening to Maestro’s Operas at the National Museum Giuseppe Verdi.

Duration

2 days / 1 night.

Validity

Validity: From the 4th of the 5th of July 2015.

Suggested for

The tour is recommended for those who want to know the history and relive the past through sounds, lights and perfumes of the time.

The price includes:

  • 1 night in hotel in B&B
  • Ticket for the Final and Winner Concert
  • Lunch-tasting of typical products in an historical restaurant in Busseto, drinks included
  • ‘Verdi Tourist Card’, which will allow you to get discounts at some restaurants and shops
  • informative material

The price does not include:

Transfers, guided visits, entrance fees, tips, anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 97.00 euro per person in double room in an hotel ***.

Live in Busseto an exclusive stay interacting with Maestro and discovering his life, his music, his habits and his curiosity through the places he touched, lived and loved.

First day

July 4, 2015 - Saturday

Arrival in Roncole Verdi and visit the new multimedia museum at Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace.
Transfer and visit to Villa Verdi in Sant'Agata. The villa, inhabited today by the descendants of Verdi and surrounded by a beautiful garden, was the permanent residence of Verdi and Giuseppina from 1851 on combining music and agriculture, alternating with their long stays in Paris and the winters passed in Genoa.

Transfer to Busseto for a tasting-lunch in a typical restaurant in the center.

Afternoon, visits to the places that witnessed the life of Giuseppe Verdi as Piazza Verdi with Verdi’s Monument, inaugurated in 1913, the centenary of the birth of the Great Maestro. Then Verdi’s Theater, built in honor of Verdi, splendid and magnificent, was inaugurated in August 1868 with the performances of Rigoletto and Un Ballo in Maschera and hosted the representation of almost all Maestro’s Operas.

Visit to Casa Barezzi Museum where was held the first exhibition of the Maestro.

Visit the Renata Tebaldi Museum. At the Museum you can admire the rich life’s testimonies of a "Diva", loved and fought over by the greatest theaters in the world. Costumes and scene jewelery designed by Giorgio De Chirico, Alexander Benois, Nicola Benois, Beni Montresor, travel trunks, rare documents, letters and testimonies, including those of JF Kennedy, Arturo Toscanini, Rudolph Giuliani that trace the career of Renata Tebaldi, extraordinary interpreter of the heroines of Verdi and Puccini.

Visit to Giuseppe Verdi National Museum in Busseto. Villa Pallavicino is a building of Renaissance art that is located outside the ancient walls of Busseto. From 10th October 2009, it’is the location of the National Museum Giuseppe Verdi. The 27 operas of the Great Composer are represented in an historical journey with the reproduction of the original sets of Casa Ricordi and paintings of the time, XVIII century valuable fabrics, the immortal music.

Accommodation in hotel and dinner.

h. 21.00 the Final Concert of the 53rd International Competition Voci Verdiane "Città di Busseto" and proclamation of the winners.

Second day

July 5, 2015 – Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. departure
Opportunity to participate at the Winners' Concert, at 9.00 pm, set in front of the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi in Roncole.