In 2013 in order to celebrate the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, Parma is preparing many events and initiatives to enhance his composer figure and also his personality and biografy.
This is of becouse our association "4 Passi per un Ducato" proposes different itineraries that can always be customized to your needs and your time to create personalized tours:
...THE PLACES OF HIS LIFE AND THE EDUCATION
The first itinerary consider the visit to the places of his childhood and his first education: the humble and modest origins, his relationship with the musician teacher, Pietro Baistrocchi, his move to Busseto, and the lucky meeting with Antonio Barezzi.
Native House and St. Michael Church, Roncole Verdi - Barezzi House and Verdi Theatre, Busseto
Estimated time: half day (3 hs)
...FROM HIS FIRST STEPS IN THE MUSIC WORLD TO HIS HUGE SUCCESS
If you have more time to spend with us this is the itinerary good for you: a full day in Verdi's places to know better the figure of the great Maestro: from the family's house, where he was born, to Villa Verdi in Sant'Agata, his elegant country property; from Barezzi House, where he started to study music, to the National Museum titled to him, that collect and show object and stories about his 27 operas known all over the world.
MORNING: Native House and St. Michael Church, Roncole Verdi - Barezzi House and Verdi Theatre, Busseto
AFTERNOON: National Museum "Giuseppe Verdi", Busseto - Villa Verdi, Sant'Agata di Villanova sull'Arda (PC)
Estimated time: full day (6 hs + breaklunch)
If you have much time to play around, you can match the visit in the Verdi's land with other possibilities:
...the excellent gourmet tours: Parmiggiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar farms
...the castels and the fortresses that show us the histories and the charm of elegant courts
...and if you have not yet seen the historical centre of Parma, this could be a beautiful experience.
Visit our web site and read our itineraries, Verdi and Parma are waiting for you!