Not just food, art and culture, the Via Emilia surprises us also for the history of music that runs through it along the invisible line that binds its ancient, prestigious opera houses and modern avant-garde auditoriums. Places to celebrate music and the music geniuses of this land, from Giuseppe Verdi to Arturo Toscanini, from Luciano Pavarotti to Renata Tebaldi and Carlo Bergonzi to include artists such as Lucio Dalla, Zucchero, Luciano Ligabue and all the others!
Let's discover these places with a fascinating itinerary where music lives in perfect union with artisan skills that bring back to life the magic of the theater in the creation of operas, concerts, prose. So here they are the theaters and the whole world that revolves around them, but also Parma, the Italian Capital of Culture 2020+21 with its innovative and surprising art exhibitions. And finally the opportunity to attend a concert of the Arturo Toscanini Foundation.
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Arrival in Verdi’s Land, witness of Giuseppe Verdi’s life and career. In Roncole Verdi, visit to the Birth House, the in Sant’Agata, Villa Verdi.
Transfer to Busseto and let’s have a nineteenth-century-style tasting lunch in an ancient restaurant.
Afternoon devoted to Busseto. Visit to Teatro Verdi that, splendid and magnificent, was built in honor of Verdi and opened in August 1868.
Visit then Barezzi House Museum in whose living room was held Verdi’s first exhibition and where you can find the piano on which the Maestro exercised. The museum houses several memorials and relics of Verdi. Then visit the Giuseppe Verdi National Museum and the Renata Tebaldi Museum. She, as Pavarotti, has been one of last century greatest interpreters of Verdi's music.
Transfer to Parma.
Possibility to attend to a concert by the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra.
Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Check.out.
Visit to Parma, Italian Capital of Culture 2020+21, with the Arturo Toscanini Birth House, the elegant Teatro Regio, temple of Italian opera and the amazing, unique Teatro Farnese. Then choose one of the art exhibitions in Parma, from “Antelami a Parma. Il lavoro dell’uomo, il tempo della terra” to “Fornasetti. Theatrum Mundi” to “Hospitale. Il futuro della memoria” to “Ligabue e Vitaloni – Dare voce alla natura”. Time at leisure for lunch. We move to nearby Reggio Emilia to discover the beautiful nineteenth-century. Transfer to Reggio Emilia to visit the beautiful nineteenth-century Romolo Valli Municipal Theater and finally let’s movo to Correggio for another jewel of the province, the Bonifazio Asioli Municipal Theater.
The tour is recommended for those who love music, especially opera and want to get to know not only the art but also the personality and life of the most important artists, without forgetting to experience the typical products of their land, that in this land are offered in such a variety and quality that you will be spoilt for choice.
The price includes:
- 1 night in hotel with breakfast
- tasting-lunch, first day, beverages included
- theater entrance reservation (entrance fees excluded)
The price does not include:
transfers, entrance fees to theaters and monuments, guided visits, tourist tax (if foreseen),
anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”
Price per person:
from 110,00 Euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 2 pax, in 4 star hotel in Parma city center