May 15-26, 2024

Tour to
Northern Italy

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 15th, 2024

Italy Bella!
Music, art & food in Northern Italy with Music in the Vineyards
May 15 – 26, 2024

Following our hugely enjoyable trip to Vienna and Prague earlier this year, Artistic Directors Michael and Daria Adams are your hosts  on a deluxe cultural journey to the heart of Italy next spring! We’ll be surrounded by masterpieces of Italian art as we enjoy wonderful meals in city and countryside and tastings of the local wines, cheeses and prosciuttos. The music highlights are terrific as we attend the 91st annual Maggio Musicale in Florence, the oldest continual music festival in Europe. Of course, no music tour of Italy would be complete without opera, with performances of two Italian classics at Parma’s beautiful Teatro Regio and the most famous opera house in the world, La Scala in Milan.
Private chamber concerts, exclusive to the group, will take place in Parma and Milan. 

Click here to download a full itinerary and tour details.

The full price for the tour this year is $8,390 per person which includes a tax deductible donation to MITV and the tour is limited to 25 participants.  You can download the registration form here to join this year’s tour.  If you have any questions please contact us by email at info@musicinthevineyards.org or call 707 258 5559.

Parma Cathedral Square II

We begin in Milan and a performance of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the famed La Scala, followed the next day by a visit to Leonardo’s great Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then it’s on to the Emilia Romagna region, the breadbasket of Italy and Verdi country where the great composer passed most of his life. On the way to our hotel in Parma, we’ll stop at Puccini’s villa at Torre del Lago and the beautiful walled city of Lucca. Finally, a coda takes us to Florence a city unrivaled in the West as a treasure of art and architecture, and a favored stop on The Grand Tour for centuries. Guided by experts, we will visit several of the great monuments of the city.

Photo of Milan at night, by Cristina Gottardi.

The tour dates are May 15 – 26, 2024. Deluxe accommodation, fine cuisine, stirring concerts and opera, plenty of free time, and Michael and Daria’s commentary make this an unforgettable trip you won’t want to miss!

 

Program

  • Prime tickets to performances at the renowned Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence, and Donizetti’s hilarious Don Pasquale and Puccini’s Tosca at La Scala and Parma respectively
  • Private chamber concerts performed exclusively for the group in Parma and Milan
  • Visits to the villa homes of Puccini in Torre del Lago and Verdi at Sant’Agata as well as the Casa Verdi retirement home in Milan
  • Private guided tours of major artistic sites of Florence, Parma and Milan with expert art historians, including the Uffizi, Accademia (David), Leonardo’s Last Supper in Milan and many others
  • The commentary of MITV’s Michael and Daria Adams
  • Exclusive tastings of fine wines, parmesan cheese, prosciuttos, and balsamic vinegar
  • Deluxe accommodations in four- and five-star hotels in Florence, Parma and Milan
  • Private air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Plenty of free time to relax, shop or additional sight-seeing!

If you would like to register your interest please supply your name and contact details via email to info@musicinthevineyards.org with the subject line 2024 Italian Tour.

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