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Verona Opera Lover's Break

Break Available: 25 June 2021 - 04 September 2021
4 days

Price Per Person From: £999

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For those craving some culture, Verona should be top of your list. This open air arena with its lavish opera productions is something everyone should experience at least once in their life, whether for a long weekend or a special occasion.

Verona is ideally situated for Lake Garda, Venice, the Siena Palio and Milan. This trip can be extended or shortened accordingly with your wishes and more operas added (schedule permitting!) with your requirements. The travel plan below is an example of what we can do.

Verona Opera Schedule

We are currently offering a Complimentary Free Upgrade to the best seats in the arena.

Italian Short Breaks are a legally authorised trading body who are officially permitted to sell tickets for Arena di Verona 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.

Why Italian Short Breaks?

Highlights

  • Best Seats in the Open-Air Arena for the Opera (Complimentary Free Upgrade)
  • Verona Pass Card giving you free access to most local museums and churches
  • 3 nights accommodation in traditional hotels, located within minutes of the arena and main sights
  • Private airport transfers
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Day by Day Itinerary
Castelvecchio (castle) in Verona 
Torre del Largo, Verona
Juliet's Balcony, Verona
 
 

Day 1
Fly to Verona and Private Transfer to your Hotel

Day 1
Fly to Verona and Private Transfer to your Hotel

Fly to Verona where your private driver will be waiting to escort you to your chosen hotel. We do not believe in bus transfers and waiting for other passengers to arrive.

Located within walking distance of the arena and the main sights, the hotels we use are great for those who want to be independent and wander.

Waiting for you at hotel reception will be your opera tickets and your Verona Pass Card. The Verona Pass Card allows free access to many of the local churches and museums.

With so many fantastic restaurants nearby, let your nose lead you at dinner time!

Alternatively, why not upgrade to 5 Star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta for that ultra special celebration! See Optional Extras for more information below.

What to pack.

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Verona - Upgrade to 5 Star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta (3ngts)
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Verona - Upgrade to 5 Star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta (3ngts)

The Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta is one of the most romantic relais’s in the world. Located several streets behind the arena, in the quiet shopping district, it overlooks Juliet’s Balcony. With period features in all the stylish rooms, this hotel is perfect for celebrating that special occasion and making your loved ones feel truly cherished!

Price Per Person: From £210

Aerial shot of Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta, Verona
Room at Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta, Verona
Juliet's balcony, Verona

Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend the Opera at the Arena di Verona

Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend the Opera at the Arena di Verona

Spend the day exploring Verona with your Verona Pass Card. This comes with a helpful map to help you find your way around and prioritise the main sights of importance to you. You can enjoy Juliet’s Balcony and Tomb, Castelvecchio and the various museums and churches all free with your Verona Pass Card.

This evening attend the opera at the Arena di Verona in the best seats in the arena, which we are currently offering as a a Complimentary Free Upgrade.

For a flavour of this spectacle please click on the photo opposite. Video Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona.

The Verona Opera 2021 schedule runs from 25 June – 4 September. For more information on Seating & Practical Advice.

JUNE 2021

Cavalleria Rusticana – Pagliacci – 25
Aida – 26

JULY 2021

Aida01, 09, 15, 21
Cavalleria Rusticana – Pagliacci – 02, 22, 31
Nabucco – 03, 17, 24
La Traviata – 10, 16, 23
Requiem Verdi – 18
Turandot – 29
Gala Domingo – 30

AUGUST 2021

Turandot – 1, 5 , 28
Robert Bolle and Friends (Ballet) – 3
Aida – 4, 8, 12, 21, 27
Nabucco – 06, 13, 20, 26
La Traviata – 7, 19
Cavalleria Rusticana – Pagliacci – 14
Jonas Kaufmann Gala Event – 15
Beethoven Symphony – 22

SEPTEMBER 2021

Nabucco – 01
La Traviata – 02
Turandot – 03
Aida – 04

Header photo and photos 1-6 inclusive opposite, copyrighted to Fondazione Arena di Verona.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Verona - Al Cristo Wine Tasting
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Verona - Al Cristo Wine Tasting

We have two great options for you. The first is for those wine connoisseurs. Located within walking distance of your hotel is this small family run restaurant. The Maitre will take you to the cellar and introduce you to 3-4 wines.

Alternatively, if you have done a wine tasting tour before and want to skip straight to the tasting part, why not combine with a meal, and sampling the wines with each course.

Price Per Person: From £50 for Wine Tasting

Price Per Person: From £95 for Wine Tasting with Lunch

Price Per Person: From £110 for Wine Tasting with Dinner

Wine cellar at Al Cristo, Verona
Wine tasting, Italy
Meal in the wine cellar at Al Cristo, Verona

Day 3
Day at Leisure

Day 3
Day at Leisure

Day to relax, use your Verona Pass Card or add in an optional extra.

Things to do in Verona.

We would particularly recommend the Lake Garda Tour which includes a guided tour of Garda Island and some time exploring Sirmione.

Alternatively, for those wine connoisseurs, why not head to Villa Novare nestled in the Valpolicello region for a wine tasting.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Verona - Lake Garda Boat Trip
  • Verona - Villa Novare Wine Tasting
  • Verona - Villa del Quar Tasting Menu
  • Verona - Day visit to Palladium Villas of Vicenza
  • Verona - Byblos Spa Day
  • Verona - Second night at the Opera
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Verona - Lake Garda Boat Trip

This is our most popular tour and with good reason. You take a private transfer to the pier where you will join a public boat, to be taken across the scenic lake arriving at the privately owned Isola del Garda.

Once there you will be given a tour of the island, perhaps even by the Borghese Cavazza family themselves, and get to learn the history of the island. The tour will include the neo gothic Venetian style villa, the landscaped luscious gardens and the fantastic view over the lake, along with tasting some of the local wine and olive oil.

After arriving back on the mainland, your private transfer will take you to Sirmione, a mediaeval castle town where you can wander at your leisure through the town, purchase some souvenirs and enjoy lunch. We recommend La Speranzina Restaurant which boasts beautiful views over the lake.

Your private transfer will return you to your hotel late afternoon.

Price Per Person: From £245

Garda Island
Sirmione, Lake Garda
Sirmione, Lake Garda

Verona - Villa Novare Wine Tasting

Set in the sweeping landscape of the Valpolicello countryside is the Villa Mosconi. The villa is nestled in the ancient region well known for its wine, wine cellars and clear running water. In 1936 Villa Mosconi created the name of Amarone, one of the most respected wines of the region.

On this day you will have your private transfer to drive you to this scenic location and be given a tour of both the majestic house and garden. At the end of the tour, you will be able to taste 4 wines from the local Valpolicello region along with finding out their history.

Your private transfer will take you back to the hotel after.

Price Per Person: From £165

Exterior of Villa Novare, Verona
Wine tasting, Italy
Garden at Villa Novare, Lake Garda

Verona - Villa del Quar Tasting Menu

A short private transfer will take you to Villa del Quar, a Renaissance villa set in the heart of the Italian countryside, surrounded by open fields and vineyards.

You will be able to sample a super 4-5 course tasting meal. After, your private transfer will return you to your hotel.

Please note we can also arrange wine tastings in the cellar upon request.

Price Per Person: From £145

Gardens at Villa del Quar, Lake Garda
Outdoor dining at Villa del Quar, Lake Garda
Lounge area at Villa del Quar, Lake Garda

Verona - Day visit to Palladium Villas of Vicenza

Today a private guide will take you to visit beautiful Vicenza, with the highlights being Villas Valmarana Al Nani and La Rotonda.

Villa La Rotonda was built in the 1570’s as a refined meeting point for Aristocrats and “literary idleness”, whilst Villa Valmarana Al Nani is situated in a beautiful wide 18th Century Park. You will also visit downtown Vicenza and see the Olympic Theatre, Pizza del Signori and Palladian Basilica.

Please note La Rotonda is only open to visit inside on a Wed and Saturday , whilst Valmorana Ai Nani is open Tues- Sun.

Price per person: From £325

Villa La Rotonda, Vicenza
Roman theatre Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza
Vicenza basilica

Verona - Byblos Spa Day

Transfer to Byblos Art Hotel and pamper yourself for the day at their luxurious spa. Enjoy the illuminated pool with hydromassage and chromotherapy, sauna, steam bath and tropical showers.

Included are 1 Keraskin or Decleor treatment, hydromassage, sauna, steam room, tropical showers, use of the Technogym equipment and 3 course light lunch at the Atelier restaurant.

Price Per Person: From £255

Exterior of Spa at Byblos, Lake Garda
Spa at Byblos, Lake Garda
Spa at Byblos, Lake Garda

Verona - Second night at the Opera

If one opera experience is not enough, then why not add a second night on (schedule and availability permitting).

Price Per Person: From £200

Verona Opera arena
Turandot performance at the Arena di Verona
The Barber of Seville, Verona

Day 4
Private Transfer for flight home

Day 4
Private Transfer for flight home

At leisure until your private airport transfer for your flight home at the end of your Verona Opera Lover’s Break.

Alternatively why not extend your trip to a second or even third location. Verona is perfectly located for easy transfer to Lake Garda for some time away from the crowds, Venice for a relaxing gondola ride or Florence for some culture.

If you want a second opera experience, then Milan with La Scala Opera House or Lucca for the open-air Puccini Festival, are good options. If you want to enjoy more Italian exuberance, then a trip to the Siena Palio horse race is the one.

Or perhaps you just want to explore some more cities, in which case we have some fantastic multi-city trips.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Firenze - Verona (4 Star)

Exterior of Hotel Firenze, Verona
Standard room at Hotel Firenze, Verona
Reception at Hotel Firenze, Verona
Breakfast room at Hotel Firenze, Verona

Hotel Firenze - Verona (4 Star)

The Hotel Firenze is located in Corso Porta Nuova. From this elegant hotel, guests can reach all the most important monuments and touristic places of the city:

the Arena, the House and Tomb of Juliet, the Roman Theatre, Castelvecchio with its unique military bridge and Scaligeri Arches along with the tombs of the medieval Signoria family.

All rooms have recently been refurbished, have air conditioning and bathrooms either with Jacuzzi or shower with steam sauna.

This hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the Arena.

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Hotel Accademia - Verona (4 Star)

Exterior for Hotel Accademia, Verona
Superior room at Hotel Accademia, Verona
Double standard room at Hotel Accademia, Verona
Restaurant at Hotel Accademia, Verona

Hotel Accademia - Verona (4 Star)

The Accademia Hotel is in the centre of Verona. The hotel is in the heart of the exclusive shopping area of Verona, conveniently positioned between the Brà Square with the Arena and Erbe Square with Giulietta's House and balcony.

All rooms are spacious and feature air conditioning.

A breakfast buffet is served every morning and includes both sweet and savoury options. Restaurant Accademia specialises in Veneto food and wine, with meals prepared with fresh local products.

This is our most popular hotel for Verona, which consistently comes out top on fantastic feedback.

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Il Sogno di Giulietta - Verona (5 Star)

Il Sogno di Giulietta - Verona (5 Star)

Opposite Juliet’s balcony, in the courtyard of her house, this isn't a hotel, but an historical house destined to welcome the most romantic couples and to envelope them in a night of dreams. Il Sogno di Giulietta is a centrally located hotel.

It is now possible to stay in the kingdom narrated by Shakespeare in one of his most famous works, the lovers’ nest par excellence.

The refined rooms are situated on both sides of the residence, some even having a direct view of Juliet’s balcony.

All rooms are luxuriously decorated with antique rugs, magnificent drapes and jacuzzis.

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Optional Extras
Verona - Upgrade to 5 Star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta (3ngts)
Aerial shot of Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta, Verona

The Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta is one of the most romantic relais’s in the world. Located several streets behind the arena, in the quiet shopping district, it overlooks Juliet’s Balcony. With period features in all the stylish rooms, this hotel is perfect for celebrating that special occasion and making your loved ones feel truly cherished!

Price Per Person: From £210

Verona - Al Cristo Wine Tasting
Wine cellar at Al Cristo, Verona

We have two great options for you. The first is for those wine connoisseurs. Located within walking distance of your hotel is this small family run restaurant. The Maitre will take you to the cellar and introduce you to 3-4 wines.

Alternatively, if you have done a wine tasting tour before and want to skip straight to the tasting part, why not combine with a meal, and sampling the wines with each course.

Price Per Person: From £50 for Wine Tasting

Price Per Person: From £95 for Wine Tasting with Lunch

Price Per Person: From £110 for Wine Tasting with Dinner

Verona - Lake Garda Boat Trip
Garda Island

This is our most popular tour and with good reason. You take a private transfer to the pier where you will join a public boat, to be taken across the scenic lake arriving at the privately owned Isola del Garda.

Once there you will be given a tour of the island, perhaps even by the Borghese Cavazza family themselves, and get to learn the history of the island. The tour will include the neo gothic Venetian style villa, the landscaped luscious gardens and the fantastic view over the lake, along with tasting some of the local wine and olive oil.

After arriving back on the mainland, your private transfer will take you to Sirmione, a mediaeval castle town where you can wander at your leisure through the town, purchase some souvenirs and enjoy lunch. We recommend La Speranzina Restaurant which boasts beautiful views over the lake.

Your private transfer will return you to your hotel late afternoon.

Price Per Person: From £245

Verona - Villa Novare Wine Tasting
Exterior of Villa Novare, Verona

Set in the sweeping landscape of the Valpolicello countryside is the Villa Mosconi. The villa is nestled in the ancient region well known for its wine, wine cellars and clear running water. In 1936 Villa Mosconi created the name of Amarone, one of the most respected wines of the region.

On this day you will have your private transfer to drive you to this scenic location and be given a tour of both the majestic house and garden. At the end of the tour, you will be able to taste 4 wines from the local Valpolicello region along with finding out their history.

Your private transfer will take you back to the hotel after.

Price Per Person: From £165

Verona - Villa del Quar Tasting Menu
Gardens at Villa del Quar, Lake Garda

A short private transfer will take you to Villa del Quar, a Renaissance villa set in the heart of the Italian countryside, surrounded by open fields and vineyards.

You will be able to sample a super 4-5 course tasting meal. After, your private transfer will return you to your hotel.

Please note we can also arrange wine tastings in the cellar upon request.

Price Per Person: From £145

Verona - Day visit to Palladium Villas of Vicenza
Villa La Rotonda, Vicenza

Today a private guide will take you to visit beautiful Vicenza, with the highlights being Villas Valmarana Al Nani and La Rotonda.

Villa La Rotonda was built in the 1570’s as a refined meeting point for Aristocrats and “literary idleness”, whilst Villa Valmarana Al Nani is situated in a beautiful wide 18th Century Park. You will also visit downtown Vicenza and see the Olympic Theatre, Pizza del Signori and Palladian Basilica.

Please note La Rotonda is only open to visit inside on a Wed and Saturday , whilst Valmorana Ai Nani is open Tues- Sun.

Price per person: From £325

Verona - Byblos Spa Day
Exterior of Spa at Byblos, Lake Garda

Transfer to Byblos Art Hotel and pamper yourself for the day at their luxurious spa. Enjoy the illuminated pool with hydromassage and chromotherapy, sauna, steam bath and tropical showers.

Included are 1 Keraskin or Decleor treatment, hydromassage, sauna, steam room, tropical showers, use of the Technogym equipment and 3 course light lunch at the Atelier restaurant.

Price Per Person: From £255

Verona - Second night at the Opera
Verona Opera arena

If one opera experience is not enough, then why not add a second night on (schedule and availability permitting).

Price Per Person: From £200

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimoninals

Everything was perfect. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, it all went efficiently and smoothly. The Academia hotel was an excellent choice as it was only minutes from the arena and central for everything else. The opera was superb and we had the best seats in the house. We would thoroughly recommend the trip to Isola del Garda, such a beautiful island.

Christine

I have to say on behalf of Carol and myself that the trip was as close to perfect as to be unbelievable. The transfers and hotels, were brilliant and the Opera took the experience to a whole new level. I really do not know how to thank you all for your help in arranging this trip of a lifetime, other than to offer our heartfelt thanks to you.

Russ

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Firenze
  • Complimentary Free Upgrade to the Best Seats in the arena
  • Verona Pass Card
  • Flights from the UK (includes 1 hold bag per person)
  • Private Airport Transfers

Departure airports:
Gatwick everyday
Manchester – Wed & Sat only (both ways)
London Stansted – all days barring Tues & Thurs (both ways)
Birmingham – Wed & Sat only (both ways)
Edinburgh – Wed & Sat only (both ways)
Dublin – Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat (both ways)
East Midlands & Leeds – Wed only (both ways)

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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