A Day With Maestro Verdi. The Ultimate Food & Opera Experience

One Day Experiences




5 hours

Starting Time:

10:30 am in Busseto


Tuesday to Sunday

If you are both food enthusiasts and opera lovers, the charming lowlands of Parma, aka Terre Verdiane, is where you should go to follow the traces of the life and first education of Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, one of the greatest composers of all times and a real pride for Parma and Italy!

  • Private licensed expert guide for the visits (on site, English/other languages upon supplement)
  • Tickets to: Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace, Verdi’s Theatre, Casa Barezzi
  • Tasting/lunch at a local trattoria /osteria (local wines included)
  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions

10:30 am – Meet your private guide directly in the hamlet of Roncole Verdi and start your visit at the Maestro’s birthplace: a really emotional moment for all those who didn’t have a clue about his humble origins in a small village of the Parma countryside back in 1813, when the land was administratively part of the French empire.

11:15 am – Head on to Busseto.

11:45-12:30 – Guided tour of Casa Barezzi, home to young Verdi during his professional musical studies, his first love nest and now headquarters of a cozy museum dedicated to his unique personality and his utmost troubled career start.

LunchTypical lunch in Po-river-valley style at one of the local trattorias, possibly the popular osteria where Verdi himself used to go to have his cup of Fortana wine.

02:45 pm – Guided visit of Teatro Verdi, a peculiar opera theatre in miniature built by the locals to celebrate their fellow citizen while he was living his glorious moments around the world.

03:30 pm – End of activities and back to Parma / head on to your next destination.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings and schedule.
  • Pick-ups: If you add the car+driver supplement from a specific town, you will be
    picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further
  • Guide: the guide can decide whether to join you on board (only if you buy the
    car+driver supplement) or drive her/his own car. In case you selfdrive, the guide drives
    her/his own car in front of you and you just follow upon our itinerary instructions.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.


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