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Verona Opera Break

The Verona opera festival is one of Italy’s best known festivals, taking place every summer in the city’s spectacular 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The unique acoustics of the ancient theatre and breath-taking performances of masterpieces like La Traviata and Aida provide viewers with an unforgettable experience.

Tour departures

The 2020 opera programme takes place on the following days:

 

La Traviata: 1st, 7th, 15th, 21st, 27th August and 2nd September.

Aida: 20th, 25th June, 5th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 24th, 30th July, 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 20th, 29th August and 1st, 5th September

Turandot: 27th June, 11th, 16th, 31st July, 14th, 26th August and 1st, 3rd September

Nabucco: 4th, 9th, 15th, 25th July, 6th, 11th, 19th, 28th August and 4th September

Cavalleria Rusticana: 13th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd, 8th, 17th July and 8th, 13th, 22nd August

At a glance

  • Verona - 3 nights

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK – Verona
Fly to Verona, check in to your chosen hotel, then head out into the city. One of the best things to do in Verona is sit square-side, so make a beeline for Verona’s heart, Piazza Bra. Aperitivo, a popular Italian tradition, is enjoyed late afternoon and early evening. Pull up a chair in one of the many restaurants that line the square, sip on an aperitif and people watch. If you enjoy dinner here, you’ll have your first experience of the opera – you should be able to hear the music and singing from tonight’s performance, so listen out! 
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Day 2 : A night at the opera
Today is for exploring the city. Take a photo at the world-famous Juliet’s balcony, stroll across the Ponte Pietra, and climb the stairs of the Torre dei Lamberti. Stop to rest your feet for a caffè at a coffee shop or two. This evening, you head for the opera. After hearing it from Piazza Bra yesterday, now is your chance to experience what this imposing amphitheatre is all about. This year, the festival is showing (among others) Nabucco, Aida, Rigoletto, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Performances start at 9pm in June and July, and 8.45pm in August. Ensure you get there in plenty of time and check out our guide to the Verona Opera Festival for advice and tips about where to sit, when to arrive and what to wear. We recommend booking seats in the stalls to make sure you’re comfortable for the long performances.
Day 3 : Verona
After a night at the opera, there is another full day to explore Verona. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the beautiful Giusti Gardens and visit the 14th-century Castelvecchio and the adjoining fortified bridge (even just for the views across the River Adige). Just before the sun sets, head for the Castel San Pietro hill. Cameras at the ready – this spot offers up one of the best panoramic views of the city. Your last evening in Verona can be spent eating al fresco in another one of the city’s charming restaurants. 
Day 4 : Verona – UK

Practical Information

Flight Information

Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes.

 

Visa Information

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

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
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