Giuseppe Verdi is considered the most famous Italian opera composer. His operas Nabucco, Aida, La Traviata, and Rigoletto, have been real bestsellers in the nineteenth century. Verdi’s operas are among the most widely performed around the world, and his contribution to music is extraordinary.
Parma is the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. For people who like Italian opera, the Verdi Festival is a perfect choice. It is always a great show with a fabulous orchestra, top-notch performers, and a very unique stage setting.
Parma is the best choice for Opera lovers and for this music itinerary.
On a private guided walking tour, you discover the places and the characters of the art of sounds, the life of Verdi and Toscanini.
Discover Arturo Toscani’s house and Museum with his collection of heirlooms, personal objects, and photographs of the great orchestral director. All of the exhibited material comes from his Milanese home and his American mansion in Riverdale, New York. At Busseto, you can visit the house-museum where Giuseppe Verdi was born and where he passed his childhood. You will get a feeling of where he grew up.
Parma is also the home city of the famous Parma ham and Parmigiano Cheese. Not far away, in Modena, you find the home of Luciano Pavarotti, where one of the greatest tenors of the world was born and lived until his death in 2012. The house has been changed into a house-museum, where you can admire the personal belongings and clothes of Pavarotti and listen to the great tenor. For motorsport lovers, the region is magnificent. You may want to visit the museums of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Ducati.