On your bike in the Parma lowlands, in the company of a cook-food expert-tourist accompanier and excursion guide but above all a food and wine cyclist! On your bikes for a bike ride in friendly natural surroundings amongst fields, barns and characteristic farmhouses which lead to the majestic Po river. Follow the road to a producer of Parmigiano Reggiano and a cellar for maturing Culatello di Zibello. Absolutely not to be missed are the areas associated with Giuseppe Verdi: his birth house, the Verdi Theatre and the Museum of Casa Barezzi. You can do the tour on your own bike or you can hire one locally.
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Where

Parma Lowlands

Duration

1 day

Suggested for

The choice of this tour is recommended if you love the slow tourism with a strong food footprint and if you are a fan of Giuseppe Verdi. For active people with no special training.

The price includes:

- Full day art-environmental-hiking-food-chef guide
- Visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory, with tasting session
- Tasting-lunch, beverages included

The price does not include:

Bicycle rentals, transfers, guided tours other than those specified in the program, entrance fees to museums and monuments, tips, anything not expressly mentioned under the "The price includes".

Price per person:

From 59,00 Euro per person per min. 8 participants (minimum age 13 years, able to ride independently)

Individuals, couples, families or groups with less than 8 people: request a customized quotation

 

Tour program

Meet the guide at the tourist office in Busseto and leave by bike for Roncole Verdi. A multimedial tour of the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi accompanied by the voice of the Maestro as a young boy. Leave for a visit to a producer of Parmigiano Reggiano followed by a tasting. To follow is a visit to a historical and prestigious ‘Court’ or large and beautiful farmhouse in the lowlands near the Po: starting from the market garden, we pass to the court itself and wander through the frescoed rooms before descending to the ancient cellars of the Museum of Culatello and Masalèn where the famous Culatello di Zibello matures in ideal conditions. The cellars date back to 1320 and it was here that the Marquis of the Corte matured his salumi and cheeses. Enjoy a rich tasting of culatello and other local cold cuts washed down with delicious yet light local wine. Leave for Sant’Agata for a guided tour of Villa Verdi where you can still feel the presence of the great Maestro. Return to Busseto for a guided tour of the Teatro Verdi and the Museum of Casa Barezzi where memorabilia of Maestro Verdi is housed.