A tour that combines the passion for opera music with exclusive opera evenings in Parma and Busseto theaters during the Festival Verdi, visiting the city and its many art masterpieces and charming old town. Then the tour touches Verdi’s land, Busseto, Roncole 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. Finally a little relax in the sign of shopping in Fidenza Village.
3 days / 2 nights. Validity: October 2015
“Live the Festival Verdi: great music in a small capital city” 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.
Coach, guided tours, opera tickets, personal shopper, tips and extras, tourist tax (if foreseen) anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.
From 150 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people.
FIT prices 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.
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 in a downtown restaurant featuring local Parma cuisine. Afternoon: free for personal leisure or guided visit to the ancient food shops in Parma city centre with tasting session of typical products: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham), Culatello di Zibello, Colli di Parma wines. Representation of a Verdi Opera at the Teatro Regio di Parma or concert in Verdi evocative location. Dinner free before or after theatre. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast and leave for Verdi Homeland: Roncole Verdi, Sant’Agata and Busseto, the house where he was born, Villa Verdi, Teatro Verdi and Casa Barezzi Museum. Typical lunch in restaurant in Busseto. Afternoon: visit to the National Giuseppe Verdi Museum inside Villa Pallavicino and to the new Renata Tebaldi Museum. Free time in Busseto. Dinner free before or after theatre. Representation of a Verdi Opera at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto. Return and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast and check-out. Leaving and visit to one of the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. Arrival at Fidenza Village, lunch in one of the chicest restaurants in the Village, then shop the exclusive selection of 100 boutiques. On request, a Personal Shopper will suggest the best solutions to you based on your style, and the time and budget you have available. Receive your One Day Card to obtain a further 10% reduction on your purchases. Departure.