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Verdi Festival in Parma

9 Oct — 15 Oct 2019 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

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John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0920 on British Airways, arriving Milan Malpensa 1220. Transfer to Grand Hotel de la Ville for six nights. Welcome lecture, including an introduction to I due Foscari.

Day

2

Whole day excursion to Cremona for visits to Museo del Violino (with instruments by Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri), violinmaker’s workshop with demonstration, 12th century Cathedral, Romanesque Baptistery and Piazza del Comune.

Day

3

Morning excursions to Le Roncole for Verdi’s birthplace and San Michele Church and Villa Verdi in Sant’Agata. Continue to Culatello di Zibello (traditional Culatello ham cellar) for visit followed by lunch. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at Teatro Regio di Parma: I due Foscari.

Day

4

Morning lecture introducing Luisa Miller, followed by guided tour of Parma Baptistery and Cathedral. Some free time followed by late-afternoon performance (venue to be confirmed): Luisa Miller.

Day

5

Morning lecture introducing Nabucco, followed by some free time. Afternoon: guided visit to the Teatro Farnese followed by afternoon performance at the Teatro Regio di Parma: Nabucco.

Day

6

Morning: guided tour of ancient organs (with organ recitals by our Tour Director) in Santa Cristina, Cathedral and San Giovanni, including a tour of library and Benedictine complex. Free afternoon.

Day

7

Depart Milan 1320, arriving Heathrow 1425

Tour Date

9 Oct — 15 Oct 2019

Days

1

Cost

£3195

Tour Code

VERD-19

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ACE GENTLER TOURS

Arles is one of a new series of more gently paced tours, created specially for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while retaining the same high level of academic content. Walking distances are typically shorter, visits are more relaxed, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major sites as well as local amenities; while group members are regularly encouraged to enjoy each location in their own way and at their own pace.
 

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£175.00

Cost of £3195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £300.

TOUR CODE: VERD19

 
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