Typical food, emotional journey, private guide, focus on opera  



Duration: Full day
Departures from: Bologna , Lucca , Milano , Modena , Parma , Piacenza , Reggio Emilia
Experience performed in: Province of Parma

AVAILABLE: Tuesday to Sunday

 WHERE: Busseto (40 km north of Parma)

FROM: Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Modena, Piacenza, Milan, Forte dei Marmi

DURATION: 5 hours

TYPE OF TOUR: private, educational, emotional, foodie, opera

TOUR TIME: 10:30 am in Busseto

MEETING: Directly in Busseto (if self-drive); Your hotel / train station (if car&driver selected)


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!


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 am - 12:30pm: 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. 

Lunch: Typical 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. 


  • Private licensed expert guide for the visits (on site, Ita/Eng or other languages upon availability)
  • Tickets to: Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace, Verdi's Theatre, Casa Barezzi
  • Tasting/lunch at a local trattoria /osteria (local wines included)


  • Everything is not mentioned in the inclusions

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.


Please note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in timings and schedule;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from your hotel town or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request;
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.
  • Guide: the same guide will be available at each museum. 
  • Guide: The guides are let to decide whether they wish/can join the pax in their car/van, according to their insurance grade and their day shifts. Buying the car+driver supplement increases the possibilities of having a guide on board.

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