Already rich with the great music tradition linked to the name of Giuseppe Verdi, Parma becomes the natural destination for an elite tourism related to organ music, good food and art.
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Following the original organ theme, the tour “Parma International Organ Festival Fiori Musicali” will lead you to visit Parma along a captivating music walk that winds in the city, among the churches that house precious and ancient organs; they will enchant you with their sound during short, engaging concerts. The Festival gives you also the chance to listen to the greatest names of the international organ music scene and to the best performers of the new generation. Finally, a day tour of Verdi’s land will let you discover all details and secrets about Maestro Giuseppe Verdi.

Duration

3 days/2 nights. Validity: All year round

Suggested for

The tour is suggested for people who love organ music and the art of small cities and surrounding territory, in this case characterized by the rich musical tradition related to Giuseppe Verdi. The itinerary is recommended for those wishing to discover the flavors of local typical products too.

The price includes:

  • 2 nights in 3 star hotel with breakfast
  • 2 dinners, drinks included
  • 3 hour guide in Italian for the musical walk
  • Musical walk with three organ performances
  • Third day lunch in typical restaurant, drinks included.

The price does not include:

Transfers, entrance fees to monuments, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”

Price per person

From 156 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 20 people. FIT prices available on request.

Discover the inestimable, precious organs kept in the churches of the city of Parma participating in engaging musical walks and attracting organ concerts.

First day

Arrival in Parma and visit to the most beautiful monuments related to the musical tradition of Parma: Regio Theater, Farnese Theater, House of Music, Opera on stage Museum. Free time for lunch. Evening devoted to the “Fiori Musicali” Festival with organ concert in a church in Parma city center. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Second day

Meet the guide and music walk among the extraordinary historical organs of Parma city center. Here following and example: Baptistery and Cathedral with organ audition in Cathedral. Steccata Square and Santa Maria della Steccata church with the wonderful frescoes by Parmigianino; organ performance in the church. Garibaldi square for a short break in one of the elegant cafes that overlook the square or further organ performance in one of the nearby churches. Free time for lunch and to buy up local typical products in the ancient and traditional delicatessen shops in Parma city center. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Third day

Transfer to Parma Low Lands and visit to the new multimedia itinerary at G. Verdi Birthplace and to the St. Michele Church with possible audition on the organ where the Maestro learned to play. Lunch in a restaurant with Verdi atmosphere. Visit to the museums in the Busseto area: Teatro Verdi, Casa Barezzi Museum, National Giuseppe Verdi Museum, Renata Tebaldi Museum and Villa Verdi. Chance to organize an opera concert with the most beautiful and famous Verdi’s arias.