From Verdi's land to Piacenza: a journey among notes, art, culture and the pleasures of the table, to retrace Maestro’s musical initiation and to experience the excitement of an exclusive concert and the opera "I due Foscari " during the Festival Verdi 2015
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Where

Parma lowlands, with the villages of Roncole Verdi, Sant’Agata and Busseto where Giuseppe Verdi was born and began to cultivate his musical vocation, then win fame and success. It’s your chance to experience the emotion of an exclusive opera concert and also to discover the deliciousness of Culatello di Zibello. Piacenza, with its treasures, memories of a past rich in history: the Cathedral, the Gothic Palace, the Farnese Palace, the magnificent aristocratic palaces, numerous churches and its Municipal Theater, a splendid example of late eighteenth-century architecture, where the “I due Foscari” opera representation will take place.

Duration

3 days / 2 nights, with the possibility to add 1day/1night extension in Parma or Cremona. Validity: October 2015.

Suggested for

This tour is reccomended for those who are fans of the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi and who want to retrace the main steps of his life starting from his homeland, attending an exclusive concert and an opera representation, possibly to a Festival Verdi 2015 opera too (Otello” and “Il Corsaro”). The tour is ideal for foodies interested in deepening their knowledge about Culatello di Zibello.

The price includes

  • 2 nights in hotel in b&b
  • Entrance fees and guided visits to Giuseppe Verdi’s Birthhouse, to Teatro Verdi and to Barezzi House Museum
  • Exclusive opera concert in Busseto
  • Visit to a Culatello di Zibello seasoning cellar
  • First day tasting-dinner drinks included
  • Stall seat ticket for “I due Foscari” at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza
  • Verdi Tourist Card, that will allow you to get reductions in the partner restaurants and shops;
  • Information brochure

The price does not include

Transfers, entrance fees and guided visits not above included, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 280 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people.
FIT prices available on request.

1day/1night extensions

  • In Parma: from 56 euro per person
  • In Cremona: from 57 euro per person
  • Visit to the “Great Italian Gardens” and to the Gropparello Castle: from 130 euro per person
  • Prices for tour extension in Milan, in 3 or 4 star hotel stay and with EXPO 2015 entrance ticket, available on request.

From Busseto to Piacenza, a route in the name of Verdi, from the places of his life with a memorable concert, to the city that hosted medieval fights and refined collectors with the opera I Due Foscari.

First day

Visit to the Verdi Lands: the suggestive Giuseppe Verdi’s Birthplace and St. Michael Church in Roncole Verdi; the Teatro Verdi in Busseto with the possibility during the day to visit the G. Verdi National Museum and the Museum dedicated to Renata Tebaldi, and Villa Verdi in Sant’Agata. Free time for lunch. Visit to Barezzi Museum with an exclusive opera concert with Verdi music. Dinner with typical menu in Busseto with visit to a Culatello di Zibello cellar. Overnight stay in hotel in Busseto.

Second day

Breakfast in hotel and departure to Piacenza. Visit of Piacenza city centre including churches, noble palaces and museums. Free time for lunch. Staging of the opera I due Foscari, music by Giuseppe Verdi at Teatro Municipale di Piacenza. Overnight stay in hotel in Busseto.

Third day

Breakfast in hotel and departure.

Go on with the tour with

  • 1 extra-night and guided half day tour in Parma city centre, the small capital: € 56.00 per person in double room
  • 1 extra-night and guided half day tour in Cremona city centre, the city of the violins: € 57.00 per person in double room
  • 1 extra-night and visit to “Grandi Giardini” inside the Castello di Gropparello: € 60.00 per person in double room
  • Opportunity to extend your journey in Milan to visit Expo Milano 2015. It is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors.
    Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. Reserve with us this unmissable experience!