Rome Opera Break

Rome's Teatro dell'opera is probably one of Italy's more recent opera houses, being built in 1880. The theatre's legendary acoustics still bear comparison with any other auditorium in the world. World famous operas and plays grace the stage here each year and in the summer months the opera company play some performances at the Baths of Caracalla with the Roman ruins as a picturesque backdrop rather than the main auditorium Teatro Costanzi. A variety of performances are available here each year, we have listed just a couple below. Please contact our Italy Experts for more information.

Opera Dates

The 2023 opera programme takes place on the following days:


Aida
31 January, 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 12 February
Location: Teatro Costanzi

Madame Butterfly
16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25 June
Location: Teatro Costanzi

Giulio Cesare in Egitto
13, 15, 17, 19, 21 October
Location: Teatro Costanzi

 

Prices available on request , call our Italy Experts on 01293 733479* to discuss your opera package.


At a glance

  • Rome - 3 nights
  • Teatro dell Opera di Roma

For more information, call our Italy Experts on:

01293 765055 Or Request a quote
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK – Rome
Arrive in Rome and check in to your hotel before exploring the ‘Eternal City’ for the afternoon. Enjoy a snack from San Crispino Gelateria, which is said to serve the best gelato in Rome, as you admire the iconic Trevi Fountain. Follow this with a stroll up the Spanish Steps and admire the city lights as they turn on, one by one. In the evening, try a delicious Roman speciality, including pizza, pasta and delicious antipasti platters.
Day 2 : A night at the opera

Spend the day visiting Rome’s top attractions – the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Immerse yourselves in thousands of years of history as you learn about the largest amphitheatre and its history at the site of gladiator battles. Sit in the stands and wander through the underground passages as you marvel at the size of the building.

This evening, you head for the opera. This year, Teatro dell'opera di Roma is showing operas by famous composers such as Bizet, Rossini and Verdi. Performances start around 7pm or 8pm and we recommend booking seats in the stalls to make sure you’re comfortable for the long performances. If travelling in the summer months, you may be lucky enough to witness a performance at the Baths of Caracalla.

Day 3 : Rome
After a night at the opera, there is another full day to explore Rome. Your last full day in Rome is the perfect time to explore the Vatican City. This independent state is the smallest country in the world, and is home to the Pope, as well as being at the heart of the Catholic religion. Visit St Peter’s Basilica, which is one of the world’s largest churches and contains ornate details and paintings. Next are the Vatican Museums, located within the Palace which has around 1,400 rooms, with Raphaelite paintings and a Hall of Maps on display. Finish your visit at the Sistine Chapel, the Pope’s private chapel, which is home to Michelangelo's famous frescoes.

In the evening, cross the river to Piazza Navona where you’ll find an excellent selection of restaurants for your final dinner in Rome.
Day 4 : Rome – UK

4 days from £579 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

Direct flights to Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 30 minutes.

 

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

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