Perfect for your first timer or your opera lover, these Italian short breaks are for those wanting either a long weekend or time to explore in a second, or third location. For your night at the opera, we have special access to the Gold Central Stall tickets, which are the very best seats in the house located on the ground floor. They are about halfway back, which affords you a full view of the stunning sets, but still near enough to see everything in crystal clarity.
Our favourites include Verona Opera & Lake Garda, Verona Opera & Romantic Venice and Verona Opera & Historical Palio Horse Race.
All of these breaks can be tailor-made to suit you and can be made longer, shorter, a second night at the opera and feature the right blend of tours and time at leisure to wander and explore by yourself.
Take your seats for a very different opera experience. Having chosen your opera, head to the best seats in the 72AD Roman arena.
The acoustics are superb and the sets are unique, making these Verona opera packages perfect for your opera lover or your first time experience opera explorer.
Head to the Roman Arena for your opera evening seated in the very best seats in the building. This open-air arena features stunning staging of well-loved operas. Spend your days exploring scenic Verona on foot, before you escape the city for several nights on beautiful Lake Garda nearby.
The perfect blend of cultural entertainment and relaxing enrichment.
Delve into Italy's historical heart with two very different experiences. Take your seats in the Roman open-air arena for the opera in your Gold Central (Top Level) seats.
Then travel onto Tuscany for the historical Siena Palio Race. Immerse yourself in all things Palio from a wide range of viewing positions including grand seats, balcony and window options.
Return to the golden age of the flapper and dinner suits as you travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Be entertained for a night like no other, before departing in Verona.
Once you alight in Romeo & Juliet's city, 5 Star Il Sogno di Giulietta, one of the most romantic relais's in the world, awaits. Dress up again for a night at the opera in top seating.
Spend your days exploring Verona and Milan on foot, while the evenings are reserved for your top level tickets to the opera.
In Verona the open-air Roman arena, in Milan La Scala's stunning open house. These are your two very different venues.
In between take to Lake Garda for the tranquility of the blue waters.
If opera is a real passion of yours, then this is the perfect trip for you. Begin your Italian opera break in Venice at La Fenice opera house. Then travel to nearby Verona for an opera experience in an open-air Roman Arena. Complete your trip in La Scala opera house in Milan. Tailor-make your day plan to suit you.
3 Operas, 3 Cities, all best seats in the house!
The most fantastic 4 days. The seats at the opera Carmen (which was amazing) were I thought the best in the house (or should I say arena). If I had to select my seats I would have chosen the ones we were given. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much for a wonderful time to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
From being met at Verona airport, by a charming lady in a limo - to arriving back at Gatwick, the whole experience was an absolute delight. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends.
The hotel was charming & the opera was fantastic. Many thanks to all concerned.
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