Every year, in October, the Verdi Festival celebrates the Maestro born in Roncole di Busseto, in the province of Parma, at the Regio Theatre of Parma and in Verdi’s lands. This year’s edition is special, it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. And, well, since I have a soft spot for Verdi, I think a trip to Parma could be the best plan for October. A great opera followed by a late dinner at Trattoria ai due platani (try their pumpkin ravioli! And ice cream for pudding!) is the best Saturday night I can think of! Tickets and more information about the opera programm here. Trattoria ai due platani: Via Budellungo 104 Image via Jamie Magazine.
Hello there! How is your week going? We’re back in Germany, but just for a week before we head to Italy! We will be visiting our family in Veneto, my favourite Italian region. We’ve already told you about the little hidden gem that Vicenza is (click, click) but today we wanted to share with you our fascination for Verona and its magnificent Arena.
Yesterday I was thinking that I’ve never seen a Verdi Opera… and I would love to. Today I’ve found out that I could make my wish come true just booking a couple of tickets of Nabucco at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. They open on February 1st, wouldn’t it be a great way to start the year? I’m sure this production would be amazing because Mr. Abbado is involved. Can you imagine listening to the famous Va’ pensiero in a place like that? Breathtaking! So, please Santa, can you get me a little weekend getaway to Milan and a couple of tickets for this amazing Opera?I’ll make it easy: Information and tickets here!