Italian opera holidays are for indulging your passion while discovering the most iconic cities and venues in Italy. We’ll help you find tickets to performances by legendary composers such as Verdi, Bellini and Puccini in the places you want to visit. We’re also on hand to arrange access to exclusive opera festivals held throughout the year. As the birthplace of opera, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Visit Milan and watch a performance in one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, La Scala, or enjoy a different side to Venice and discover its operatic roots at Teatro La Fenice. Rome and the Teatro dell’Opera are also a must visit for any opera lover. What’s more, from mid June to August, Verona is home to the much-anticipated Verona Opera Festival at the Arena. And Tuscany is the setting for the Puccini Opera Festival, a celebration of the composer’s most famous works.
Wherever you choose to travel, at Citalia we can help you organise your perfect opera holiday in Italy.
To book an opera break, call our Italy Experts on 01293 733479*.
Rome’s most celebrated opera house is Teatro dell’Opera, which has been pulling in crowds for its extravagant performances since the 19th century. Operas often performed here include Puccini’s Tosca and Verdi’s La Traviata (first performed here back in 1853).
Teatro all Scala, or La Scala, in Milan is considered to be one of the leading opera houses in the world.
Venice’s Teatro La Fenice (‘The Phoenix’) transports you back to its heyday, when it hosted Italy’s most famous operatic premieres. Past performances include Madama Butterfly and Turandot.
Summer sees the Verona Opera Festival come to the city. The crowning jewel of Italy’s opera season, the festival runs from June until late August or early September, and hosts performances penned by some of the country’s most legendary composers. Held at Arena di Verona, the spectacular 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, every year the festival features the likes of La Traviata, Carmen and Aida.
The Puccini Festival is a prestigious opera event held in honour of Tuscany’s most famous son, composer Giacomo Puccini. Staged each summer in Torre del Lago’s Great Open Air Theatre, the festival hosts performances of some of the Puccini’s most famous works, including La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.