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Verona Opera Breaks

4 days from £746 per person

It has been just over 100 years since the very first opera performance of Aida took place in Verona's Roman amphitheatre. Every year from June to August, thousands of people travel to Verona to experience one of the world's most magical opera festivals. With around 15,000 people at each performance, the Arena di Verona transforms the smaller, more intimate performances such as La Boheme and La Traviata into enchanting productions and showcases the raw emotion and captivating story of Verdi’s Aida perfectly. Whilst in Verona, enjoy exploring the medieval old town and follow cobbled paths that wind their way to pretty piazzas, authentic local eateries and boutique designer shops. Climb the 238 steps to the top of the Lamberti tower and soak up the panoramic views across the city, admire renaissance art and ancient sculptures in the Castelvecchio and catch a glimpse of the Juliet’s iconic balcony at Casa di Giulietta.

Route: Verona

Itinerary Highlights

Watch the Arena di Verona transform as thousands of eyes focus on the stage, the audience eagerly awaiting their chosen large-scale Opera performance.

Lose yourself in the beautiful renaissance Giusti gardens, a peaceful retreat from the bustling historic centre, a truly romantic spot.

Renowned for being the setting of Shakespeare’s story about two star crossed lovers, whilst in Verona visit Juliet’s house and famed balcony.

Itinerary: Verona Opera Breaks

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international flight to Verona Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred by private vehicle from the airport to your hotel in Verona. You might choose to begin exploring Verona, one of Italy’s most romantic cities this afternoon by strolling to the impressive Roman amphitheatre, Arena di Verona to experience its dramatic size and old-worn charm. Visit Juliet’s house to see the famed balcony from Shakespeare’s romantic tale and enjoy fresh local cuisine from one of the many traditional restaurants nearby. (N)

Accommodation in Verona: Due Torri Hotel (or similar)

You might choose to start the day by strolling around the Giardini Giusti, wonderful renaissance gardens, before walking along the banks of the Adige River and on to the gothic Castelvecchio and museum. Head to Piazza delle Erbe, the former site of the Roman forum where you will find a mix of market stalls for you to browse and a selection of delightful independent cafes from which you can watch the world pass by. This evening, enjoy your chosen opera performance at Arena di Verona. (B)

Accommodation in Verona: Due Torri Hotel (or similar)

It’s easy to spend a whole day popping in and out of the boutique designer shops on Via Mazzini, but for those that are yet to get their fill of cultural sights, continue exploring the opulent palaces, impressive castle and bustling piazzas. (B)

Accommodation in Verona: Due Torri Hotel (or similar)

Enjoy spending your last day in the city at your own leisure. Later on today, you will be transferred by private vehicle back to Verona Airport for your direct flight back to the UK. When you arrive back into the UK, continue your journey home. (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes
  • Opera tickets as specified

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals unless specified

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

Verona Opera Schedule for 2018

** Please contact us for specific dates and prices**

Date Performance
22nd June – 25th August 2018 Carmen
23rd June – 22nd July 2018 Aida
30th June – 26th July 2018 Turandot
7th July – 18th August 2018 Nabucco
27th July – 26th August 2018 Aida (1913)
29th July – 21st August 2018 Gala Evening
4th – 28th August 2018 Barbiere di Siviglia

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