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Verdi Musical History Tour 

Parma and Cremona with Private Guides

Daily Departures All Year

Parma Verdi music tour

On this music tour to Italy we are celebrating several giants of the music world, including Monteverdi, the father of Opera and Verdi, the most dramatic composer of the Italian operas. Learn the secrets of violin making in Cremona, the charming city of Stradivarius, travel to Parma, a pleasant city with a touch of Austria, as the former "Petite Capital" of the Duchy of Marie Louise of Austria. The city is famous for its opera house where several of Verdi's works were premiered and also for Toscanini, whose modest birthplace shows many important memorabilia form the famous conductor's life. Visit nearby Roncola, the house where Verdi learned to love music in his mother's womb and Bussetto where he created his first famous operas. We included lunch for you in a typical pub where delicious prosciutto and bubbling wine is servedaccompanied by  Verdi's operas. Continue as an optional tour with visits to nearby medieval castles.

Package includes:

In Parma:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation at the centrally located 3star Hotel Button or 4star Starhotel Du Parc or Hotel Maria Luiga with daily breakfast and taxes

  • Tday a full day is dedicated to Veri with private guided tour with private car and driver outside of Parma to Roncole to, visit the house where Verdi was born; St Michaels Church, Villa Verdi in St. Agatha, where he spent the last days of his life; the Casa Barezzi Museum where he composed his first operas and the Teatro Verdi in Busseto

  •  Lunch at the unique Verdi Museum tavern of Salsamenteria Baratta in Busseto center while listening to Verdi's most popular music and arias and tasting his favorite vines.

  • Guided private music tour of Parma for half a day visiting the Cathedral, Baptistery, House of Music, Farnese Theatre, Regio Theatre, Verdi Monument and the House in which Toscanini was born

  • Entrance fees

  • 2nights hotel accommodation at 3 star Hotel Astoria or Hotel Visconti or at 4star Hotel Impero or Hotel Continental in Cremona

  • Cremona card (discounts for cultural performance tickets and entrance fees) 

  • Private guided walking tour of Cremona including a visit to a violin maker shop whre you will be introduce to the art of violin making. 

  • Entrance to the Stradivari Museum, Civic Museum, Palazzo Comunale and the Historical Collection of Ancient Instruments.

  • Train ticket from Parma to Cremona or Cremona to Parma

Optional visit with tasting at the Parmesan cheese factory: Euro 15 per person.

Tickets to concerts on request form 15-30 euros per person

2019 prices on application: info@allegroholidays.com

Extensions to other cities in Italy or in other European countries are available on request!