With the inspiration being the Verona arena, the Macerata Opera Festival has been holding opera performances since 1914 and now every July and August, this open-air arena performs a select number of operas to delight.
The town itself is nestled between the sea to the east and the mountains to the west, so you have the flexibility to make this a city or country break to suit.
Italian Short Breaks are a legally authorised trading body who are officially permitted to sell tickets for the Macerata Festival in Italy. Many ticket only web sites are not legally authorised to do so. We will always guarantee your seats and ticket level at booking stage.
Fly into Ancona where your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to Villa Quiete (around 1hr).
4 star Villa Quiete is around a 10mins drive from the arena and in the quiet parklands of Montecassiano. This setting is perfect for those wanting to unwind and spend time around the pool.
Your location is between the sea to the east and the mountains to the west, and only 30km from the adriatic Sea and the wild Comero beaches. An hour’s drive takes you to the National Park of Monti Sibillini.
Rest of day at leisure to explore.
Day at leisure to explore enjoy the hotel or alternatively, why not take a short taxi ride into Macerata to explore the town.
You could explore Palazzo Buonaccorsi which houses the Modern Art Museums, the Ancient Art Museum and the Carriage Museum. You also have the option of Pinacoteca of Palazzo Ricci where the modern art gallery is located and climbing the Civic Tower for the Astronomic Clock.
This evening, your private driver will transfer you the short distance to the Macerata Arena for your opera performance. For more information on Seating & Practical Advice. The Macerata Sferisterio Opera Festival runs from the 17 July – 09 August 2020. After the performance, your private driver will transfer you back to the villa.
The Schedule 2020:
Day at leisure to explore the local sites of Macerata further or sit back and enjoy the pool.
At leisure until your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
This 18th century mansion has been lovingly turned into a secluded hotel in the ground of a large park. With original furniture pieces throughout and the noble rooms, you will feel like you are staying with the Italian royalty.
The hotel boasts a 28,000 square metres park with exotic species, flowers, fountains and pathways to help you reach your zen, along with a relaxing outdoor pool, solarium terrace and a la Carte restaurant.
Located within a 10 minutes drive from Macerata, this hotel is perfect for a bit of relaxation before your night at the opera, but also ideal for trips to the nearby towns of Recanati and Loreto, or some time on the Conero Riviera sea and the Mount Sibillini National Park.
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All other airports are indirect unless you fly from Heathrow into Bologna in which case the transfer time will be around 2hrs.
Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.