MUSIC, TAILS AND NOBLE MANORS BETWEEN PARMA E PIACENZA


Discovering an enchanting arts and music tour on the border between Parma and Piacenza

Where

A journey from Verdi’s Homeland: the Giuseppe Verdi birth house, the Barezzi Museum and the wonderful Teatro Verdi, a unique Stronghold of 1200… to continue with fairytale castles

 

Duration

2 days/1 night.

 

Validity

All year round.

 

Suggested for

The tour is recommended for castles and historic houses lovers and for those who want to immerse themselves in the life of the great Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, combining the pleasure of succulent local cuisine.

 

First day.

Arrival in Parma Low Lands and visit of Giuseppe Verdi birth house, with its multimedia itinerary. Transfer to Busseto and visit of Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, the hidden music gem of Busseto (on request special ‘Visita Incanto’  a theatrical tour  guided by an actress or singer who plays Giuseppina Strepponi) and of Barezzi Museum, where the young Verdi had his first musical and emotional training.

Tasting/lunch in a typical Verdi restaurant.

Afternoon visit of the San Pietro in Cerro Castle, a faithful and precious example of a 15th Century aristocratic home, to relive all the magic of the past visiting the 30 richly decorated and furnished rooms.

In the basement of the castle there is a permanent exhibition of 39 statues of the Warriors of Xian; they are faithful reproductions of the originals, authenticated by the Chinese government.

Overnight at Historic Residence or hotel.
Second day.

Breakfast. Visit of the fortified Gropparello Castle, the first “emotive” park in Italy (on request visit of The Fairy-Tale Park with a fantastic adventure with Knights, Orcs and Witches)

Lunch at leisure (on request at Gropparello Castle lunch at Loco Tipico di Ristoro with pilgrim or shepherd Baskets, or at the Medieval Taverna wich offers the Nonna Armerina Buffet in the Loggia dei Leoni, or at the Sala dei Coppieri next to garden which offers the small a la Carte menu)

Departure.

 

And…

An additional night and half day guided tour in the center of Parma, the small capital
An additional night and half day guided tour in the center of Piacenza
An additional night and visit to “Grandi Giardini”, the Castle of Gropparello.
Bicycle rental opportunities to visit the Verdi’s Homeland.

Quota di partecipazione

From 137 euro per person in double CLASSIC room, minimum 2 people. For groups: quotation on request.

 Included

- One night in a historic residence or hotel with b&b accomodation
- First day lunch/tasting, drinks included
- Entrance fee of Teatro Verdi di Busseto
- Entrance fee of Giuseppe Verdi birth house
- Entrance fee of Barezzi Museum
- Entrance fee of Gropparello Castle
- Entrance fee of Gropparello Castle

 Not included

- Transfers
- Guided visits
- Tips
- Tourist tax (if foreseen)
- Anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”