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.
4 nights hotel accommodation at the centrally located 3star
Hotel Button or 4star
Starhotel Du Parc
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
2nights hotel accommodation at 3 star
or at 4star
Hotel Impero or
Cremona card (discounts for cultural performance tickets and
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
Prices on application:
Extensions to other cities in Italy or in other European countries are available on