Enjoy an unforgettable musical experience in the magical homeland of maestro Giuseppe Verdi, a land steeped in art, and savour the unique culinary heritage of Parma, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and the surrounding area.
We are the partner tour operator of Teatro Regio di Parma and Festival Verdi.
Enjoy even four operas/concerts in the same week, with a guarantee of the best seats in the top category.
Join guided tours to discover where Verdi was born and the places he lived and which inspired his compositions. Tours of monuments and works of art will be interspersed with tastings of typical foods of Parma and the surrounding area, unique and iconic delicacies famous the world over.
La forza del destino, Simon Boccanegra, Il Trovatore, la Messa da Requiem, Quattro pezzi sacri: the works by Verdi to be performed at Festival Verdi 2022. Conductors Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Frizza, Sebastiano Rolli, Michele Mariotti and Daniele Gatti will be taking to the podiums at Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, leading internationally renowned artists and the prestigious orchestras of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Rai and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
This trip is your chance to taste the best typical products of Italy’s Food Valley, with guided tours around Parma’s historical delicatessens, discovering the unique characteristics of products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Ham and Culatello di Zibello and pairing them with excellent typical wines.
Learn about Parma‘s art and monuments, such as the impressive Cathedral, the pink marble Baptistery and the unique wooden Teatro Farnese, and soak up the atmosphere in the Lands of Verdi, the magical places where the great maestro Giuseppe Verdi was born and lived. For example, you’ll visit the house in Roncole in Busseto, where he spent his early years, as well as Museo Casa Barezzi and Teatro Giuseppe Verdi and Villa Verdi in Sant’Agata.
Operas Première: La Forza del Destino and Messa da Requiem (Teatro Regio di Parma)
Price per person in double room € 687
Price per person in double in single use room € 825
Festival Verdi is not only great operas and concerts, ask us about the several events included in the programme.
“La forza del destino”, ”Simon Boccanegra”, “Il Trovatore”, “Messa da Requiem”, “Quattro pezzi sacri”: the works by Verdi to be performed at Festival Verdi 2022. Conductors Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Frizza, Sebastiano Rolli, Michele Mariotti and Daniele Gatti will be taking to the podiums at Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, leading internationally renowned artists and the prestigious orchestras of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Rai and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. As always, gala concerts, recitals, talks and other events complete Festival Verdi’s magical atmosphere, which you can soak up in the unique and wonderful spaces around Parma, Italian Capital of Culture and UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, home of great art, fine music and phenomenal food.
While admiring incredible works of art, savouring the sublime food and typical products that have made the Food Valley famous all over the world and listening to the music of the Grande Maestro you will discover the true spirit of Parma. The tour explores the Land of Verdi – Busseto, Roncole Verdi and Sant’Agata – where the maestro was born, lived and honed his art, and the region of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, strewn with fascinating fortresses and castles.
3 days and 2 nights. Valid: 22 September to 16 October 2022
You can customize your tour duration.
The tour is ideal for music lovers and aficionados of Giuseppe Verdi and the history of opera who won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience Festival Verdi and learn about the history and music of the maestro himself, but also to discover the artistic heritage and great food and wine culture of an area known as the Food Valley, a cornucopia of typical products enjoyed the world over, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and Culatello di Zibello.
From 536 euros per person in a double room, for groups of at least 15 participants.
Individual quotes available on request.
First day in Parma and trip to the city: a step back in time in Piazza Duomo with a visit to the imposing medieval Cathedral and pink-marble Baptistry. Next is a visit to the Pilotta Monumental Complex, with its amazing and unique wooden theatre Teatro Farnese and the National Gallery with works by Correggio, Parmigianino, Leonardo and other hugely important artists. A walk
across Ponte Verdi to Parma’s famous historic centre and a visit to the house where Toscanini was
born, the Museo Casa Natale di Toscanini. Time for lunch of your choice in the city centre. A free afternoon or a guided tour of the historical delicatessens of Parma’s city centre with possible tastings of typical products: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Ham and Culatello di Zibello.
An evening dedicated to music in the splendidly elegant neoclassical Teatro Regio di Parma, temple of Italian opera, with a performance of either La forza del destino, Simon Boccanegra, Messa da Requiem or Quattro pezzi sacri.
Pre- or post-theatre tasting-supper in a typical trattoria in Parma, including Parmigiano Reggiano and our delicious deli meats, Parma Ham, Salame Felino, Fiocchetto di Prosciutto, Coppa and our most typical dishes and wines. Night in a hotel.
Breakfast and a trip to discover and experience the places and atmospheres of the great maestro’s life: Casa Natale (his birthplace) in Roncole, Villa Verdi in Sant’Agata, Museo Casa Barezzi and Teatro Verdi in Busseto. Time for lunch of your choice. In the afternoon, a visit to Villa Pallavicino and Museo Renata Tebaldi, which this year celebrates the centenary of the great soprano’s birth. Transfer to Fidenza. A chance to visit the splendid Romanesque Cathedral. Pre- or post-theatre supper of your choice. Performance of Il trovatore in the nineteenth-century Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, a small bijou theatre with a great tradition, rich in history and beauty, ideal for staging the works and music of the great maestro. Transport back to the hotel for the night.
Breakfast and check-out.
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On request: coach transfers, themed guided tours, insurance for cancellation, medical expenses and luggage, tourist tax
The safety protocols observed by our selected suppliers for this itinerary are available on request.
Insurance: on request we can offer insurance policy to cover costs for cancellation, travel assistance, medical expenses, lost or damaged luggage, stay extension in case of Covid-19, travel fee refund in case of Covid-19.
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