Attend a night at the Verona opera in 2021, experiencing the Roman open-air arena in the very best seats possible. We are currently offering as a Free Complimentary Upgrade. Whether you are an opera connoisseur or not, this venue provides the perfect opportunity for an opera lover or a first timer wanting the experience as much as the performance.
All of our Verona opera experience trips include a night in the best seats in the arena, centrally located hotels within walking distance of the arena and main sights, Verona Card providing free access to many of the city’s treasures as well as private airport transfers. You are never treated as part of a group on our trips, everything is private and tailor made to you.
The Verona Opera Season runs from 25 June – 4 September 2021 and you can see the full opera schedule here.
If you are planning to go to Italy to experience the opera in Verona then why not think about extending your trip to see more of this culturally rich country.
We can combine Verona opera with opera at La Scala in Milan , La Fenice in Venice or the Puccini Festival in Lucca. Alternatively its possible to tie in Verona with the spectacle that is the Palio in Siena.
Alternatively spend some down time at Lake Garda or explore Venice, Florence and Rome at leisure. We can look after every detail of your trip so that you can concentrate on witnessing Italy in its splendid glory.
Spend your days exploring Verona and Milan on foot, while the evenings are reserved for your top level tickets to the opera.
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Luxury Verona Holidays
Sitting under the stars at the Verona Opera is an experience not to be missed. For many a Verona Opera Holiday is a bucket list item. Whether you are an Opera connoisseur or new to Opera a Verona Opera trip will be a trip you will not forget in a long time.
The setting is stunning; a 2000 year old Roman Arena which houses elaborate staging for the operas. 15,000 other people will join you to appreciate some of the classics of Opera such as Turandot, Nabucco, La Traviata and the annual favourite Aida.
The setting is outdoor but don’t let that worry you about the quality of the sound as the elliptical shape of the arena creates perfect acoustics. The floor of the arena di Verona is sloped allowing excellent viewing for all and we always recommend the platinum seats which are the first eleven rows of seats, which also come with a cushion. Row 11 is always hotly requested as it has a walkway in-front which gives more leg room.
The further back and higher up you go the price of the Verona Opera tickets drops until you get to the cheapest seats, which are on the stone steps at the top of the arena. They are quite a climb up and the stone is rather cold and uncomfortable and so not to be recommended in our view!
You can dress up as much as you like, though we always remind our clients that Verona Opera trips are in the heat of the summer and it can still be quite hot in the evening so be careful not to be overdressed heat wise.
Verona is a small compact city and easy to get around on foot and so is ideal for a 3 night Verona Opera break with plenty to do during the day.
We would recommend Juliet’s Balcony (You can’t go to Verona on a romantic Verona Opera trip and not stand on Juliet’s balcony!), Juliet’s House (Where her supposed tomb is), the Natural History Museum and the Castel Vecchio with its attractive walls and ramparts.
For those looking for some respite from the heat, a day trip to nearby Lake Garda which is a peaceful and wonderful spot, is a popular choice and a perfect addition to your Verona Opera Package. A private transfer will take you to the lake where you can take a boat trip to Lake Garda Island to look around the gorgeous privately owned villa and gardens. Taste some local wine and olive oils whilst over- looking the lake before your boat transfer back. On the way back to Verona stop at Sirmione which is a mediaeval castle town oozing character , and a great place to stop for a relaxing late lunch with a view over the lake. It really is a special relaxing day.
A Verona Opera Trip is only part of your opportunities as Verona is perfectly located for extending your Verona Opera Package to include other cities. For example many people extend their Verona Opera Package by a couple of nights so as to stay on the banks of Lake Garda. Here you can relax and revitalise in the lake side hotel with a lake view room with balcony.
Perhaps carry onto Florence for the beautiful art if “A Room with a View” is one of your favourite films and still on your to-do list. Florence has so much to offer in terms of galleries, museums and art you really are spoilt for choice.
Alternatively, a second opera experience could be sampled at La Scala Milan Opera House as well as viewing Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. The Duomo and the cathedral roof top walk amongst the buttresses is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, and designer shopping is available on tap in Milan for those looking to treat themselves.
Increasingly popular as an extension is a trip to the Puccini Festival in Lucca, overlooking the lake; another stunning open-air location as a second way to experience Italian Opera.
If you are looking to combine Opera and Culture then Rome is a good possibility. The coliseum and Vatican can be enjoyed during the day whilst you can enjoy Opera in the location and with the backdrop of the Baths of Caracalla Opera.
Another great option is to consider the Macerata Opera Festival on the east coast of Italy, our final Italian open air Opera offer for you. As you can see outdoor Opera is an Italian speciality! Macerata is a small town with some pretty historical buildings, attractive courtyards and three museums to explore.
Venice with the beauty of La Serenissima is another popular extension, being only a 1 1/4hr train ride between and offering a very different but, equally romantic, city experience. Here you can keep the opera theme going and attend either the historic and famous La Fenice Venice Opera, or the less well known, but intimate Musica a Palazzo Opera, where the opera takes place right in front of you in a stunning palazzo.
If however, you want a change from the opera, the Siena Palio Horse race is a great option and gets you enjoying the Tuscan countryside en route. The Siena Palio Horse race is a 700 year old historical tradition where the jockeys of the various districts compete to see who can win first place around the campo, whilst riding bareback. This is an opportunity to see Italian fervour and passion up close. This historic race has only one rule which is that you can’t grab the reins of another horse. Apart from that the winner is the first horse that crosses the Mossa finish line- and it doesn’t even need to have a jockey on board!