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Getting to and around Busetto (Verdi) and Modena and Parma (

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Getting to and around Busetto (Verdi) and Modena and Parma (

We will be in Bologna for 4 weeks (Sept. 16 - Oct. 12) and plan to visit other cities during the weekends. We would like to go to Busetto to see the various Verdi sites and to Parma and Modena for the food factory tours/museums (vinegar, prosciutto/salami, cheese, ?tomato?). It appears that many of these are not easily reachable by public transportation. Would it be better to rent a car? Perhaps we would try to see all of these during one weekend and spend the night somewhere in the area. Where might be a good place to do that? If all of this is too much for one weekend, we could come back some other time by train and see the sights we missed that are close to a train station.

For the Verdi stuff, I don't know yet if we'll try to go to the Verdi Festival in Parma. If we don't, I presume it would be better to see the Verdi sights in September, before the crowds arrive for the festival. Correct?

For the food factories, I presume if we have a car, we can see them on our own and not need to go on an organized combo tour. I know that I need to contact each factory separately and make my own arrangements

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1. Re: Getting to and around Busetto (Verdi) and Modena and Parma (

On two separate occasions we've visited Busetto. The first was some ten years ago whilst staying in Parma our hotel arranged for a car with a driver to take us on a half day tour of the four Verdi sites. Then more recently, whilst staying four nights in Parma for the Verdi Festival, we attended productions in the city as well as in Busetto (for which we had a car and driver for the evening). We were not aware of crowds in the city during this time.

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