The Lands of Opera

A Voyagers among the Milestones of the Great Music in Northen Italy

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Highlights

  • Opera Music: an enduring source of inspiration
  • Monteverdi, Ponchielli, Stradivari, Verdi, Ricordi, Donizetti
  • Museum La Scala in Milan and Arena in Verona
  • Small gems: Teatro Bibbiena, Teatro All'Antica
  • Local outstanding food
  • UNESCO Site Visit: Mantova and Sabbioneta, City of Verona
  • Discover Traditional Violin Craftsmanship in Cremona, UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Po River boat tour
  • Verdi's lands
 

Itinerary

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
Milano, Cremona, the Po River, Parma, Mantova, Verona, Bergamo

Day 1.
Milano

Accomodation at your hotel and meeting with your music guide for an half day tour of the city where Verdi became Verdi.: visit to the Museum La Scala, the relationship with the music publisher Ricordi, the Grand Hotel et de Milan, Casa Verdi or the Rest Home for Musicians and his grave. At the end transfer to Cremona

Meal included: Aperitif-Dinner

Day 2.
Cremona

Meeting with your guide for an outstanding tour in the art of Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati and followers. Visit to the Museum of Violins, violinmakers district gathering people from all over the world to learn the art of lutherie and Ponchielli Theater.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner with typical local food

Day 3.
The Po River and Verdi's Lands

Boat tour all along the Po river ispiring so many artists: singers and composers, writers and potes, painters and film makers. At the end transfer to Busseto-Roncole and visit of the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi, a house becoming a multimedia museum where new tech application will allow the Maestro to be your guide. Pause for a delicious lunch and then transfer to Parma.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch with typical local food

Day 4.
Parma

Full day dedicate to a cultural-food tour moving from theatres, square, cathedral, contemporary architecture and tasting experiences during the day. Parma with its Teatro Regio, Verdi heritage and unique delicacies is at same time capital of great music and great food.

Meals included: Breakfast, Tasting Experiences and Light Lunch

Day 5.
Dreaming the Ideal Towns. Mantova and Sabbioneta

Transfer to Sabbioneta: visit to Teatro all'Antica (theatre in the style of the ancients) in Palladian style, a jewel of rare beauty. Later on transfer to Mantova, one of the most beautiful Italian town, one of the setter of the aesthetic canon of Renaissance under the Court of Este'family. A town that ispired composers like Vivaldi who wrote here The Fours Seasons,Mozart who opened Teatro Bibiena you will visit, Verdi whose choose Mantova for the scene of Rigoletto, opera singers like Pavarotti, Tebaldi and Freni who studied Bel Canto here.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner with typical local food

Day 6.
Verona

Unesco site, city of lovers, arts and music,Verona lyies on Adige river. Guided visit to the city and to the magnificentArena, , the best renowed Opera open theater in the world. Pause for a glass of wine with appetitizers. At the end transfer to Bergamo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Wine experience in Verona, Dinner in Bergamo with typical local food

Day 7.
Bergamo

Half day visit of Bergamo. A surprising placed splitted in upper and lower city, between the Padana Plain and the Alps, rich of artistic treasures. it is the historical location for one of the best Italian Jazz festival and homeland to Gaetano Donizetti, the composer ispiring your visit. Tasting experience with mountain cheeses and wines. End of our services.

Meals included: Breakfast, Tasting Experiences

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The above tour will include

  • Accomodation for 6 nights
  • Meals with original, fresh, local food as for the program
  • Tasting experiences
  • Entrance fees
  • Excursion and transfer as for the itinerary
  • Private Guides
  • Visit to a violin makers shop
  • Service charges and local taxes

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