Rome Opera Break

Built in 1880, Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera is definitely a crowd pleaser! With legendary acoustics and world-famous operas, a fantastic experience awaits. Every year there is a great line-up of performances and during the summer the shows move outdoors to the Baths of Caracalla, a unique Roman archaeological site offering a picturesque backdrop and a night of opera under the stars. We have listed a few performances below but do contact our Italy Experts for more information and details. 

Opera Dates

The 2023 opera programme takes place on the following days:

  January February June October

Aida | Location: Teatro Costanzi

 31 January  02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 12 February    
Madame Butterfly | Location: Teatro Costanzi      16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25 June  
Giulio Cesare in Egitto | Location: Teatro Costanzi        13, 15, 17, 19, 21 October

At a glance

  • Rome - 3 nights
  • Teatro dell Opera di Roma

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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
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