San Carlo Opera House

Commissioned by the Bourbon King Charles VII of Naples, the Teatro di san Carlo is the oldest opera house in Europe and it has certainly stood the test of time, still being considered one of the best in the world. On its inauguration on 4th November 1737 (the king's name day) it was the largest opera house in the world, holding over 3,000 people. The spectacular building has been admired over the centuries for its acoustic properties and sumptuous design.

The horseshoe-shaped theatre caught the attention of composers such as Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi and Vincenzo Bellini and thrived through the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, this historic theatre is still attracting world-class performers and hosts spectacular operas, ballets and concerts throughout the year.

If you don't fancy catching a show, you can still enjoy a guided tour of the theatre from approximately €6 per person.

Recommended on these multi centres

001363_Naples ferryport_001_Italy_model release not signed_Hugo King-Fretts_IMG_5153.jpg-Hybris
Naples and Amalfi Coast

11 Day suggested multi centre from £1,599 per person

A multicentre holiday in Rome and the Amalfi Coast gives you the chance to combine centuries of history and culture with one of the most beautiful and iconic coastlines. 

050538_Della Chiaia beach_Forio_Ischia_001_Italy_Hugo King-Fretts_IMG_5942-Hybris
Naples and Ischia

11 Day suggested multi centre from £1,199 per person

From the culture filled centre of Naples to the relaxing thermal spas of Ischia. This 11 day multi-centre is packed with exciting things to do and see.

Feefo review image

What our customers think

We have been helping our customers discover the real Italy for 90 years now. Our experience and expertise, together with our attention to detail and personal touch, really does make us the leading Italian holiday specialist

Request Your Quote
Request a Brochure