academia barilla  August 2007
   

The Ultimate Italian Travel Experience: Verdi Opera and Italian Gourmet Cooking

During the month of October, the City of Parma, Italy, will showcase [...]

Giuseppe VerdiDuring the month of October, the City of Parma, Italy, will showcase an opera festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of one of its most famous citizens, the Italian opera Maestro Giuseppe Verdi – you might remember we already talked about Verdi in a previous post, when referring to the excellent Va Pensiero restaurant in Chicago.

The Festival Verdi will run every year during the month of October for the next 8 years, with the major operas from the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi (such as Luisa Miller and La Traviata) performed in the original theaters where they were first played, such as the Regio Opera Theater of Parma, which is among the top opera theaters in the world both in terms of design and acoustics.

Festival Verdi in Parma

Since our parent company Barilla is one of the sponsors of Festival Verdi 2007, the Academia Barilla Culinary School, famous for its gourmet tours, cultural excursions and culinary learning vacations, recently announced the release of the Ultimate Italian Travel Experience package, the perfect Italian vacation idea for those Italian food lovers who adore (beside of food, of course) Italian opera and gourmet cooking, all served as a luxury treat.

In brief, you will be an Academia Barilla VIP guest for 5 days, enjoying two operas, cultural city tours of beautiful and monumental Parma, a cooking class at the Academia Barilla Culinary School , a gastronomic tour of the area where Giuseppe Verdi lived just around Parma, visiting artisan producers of the finest Italian gourmet food and even a castle! And of course you will be treated with a number of tasting, lunches and dinners every day at local selected gourmet restaurants, and hosted in a 4 star hotel! Wow, that’s a perfect gourmet vacation!

There is an entire web page of information about the Ultimate Italian Travel Experience, where you can see details of this luxury gourmet vacation package, with day-by-day and booking info.

Academia Barilla on Flickr.com

Also check out some of the photo albums we created on our brand new Flickr.com account, with plenty of pictures of the beautiful destinations of the Opera Verdi gourmet tour: Parma, Busseto, Roncole, Fontanellato, and also a full photo collection on the Ultimate Italian Travel Experience.

This luxury travel package inspired us so much that we decided to create and publish a virtual tour on Italian Food Lovers, trying to tell you what the experience of living this gourmet vacation could be. It won’t be like experiencing it for real, but this will allow our blogging team to publish some pictures of the beautiful places touched by this ultimate luxury tour, and explore with you some more details about the incredible opera and cooking experience proposed by Academia Barilla.

Be ready for a virtual tour of the ultimate Italian travel experience, landing on Italian Food Lovers soon!

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