Verona Opera Festival 3 Nights

One of Italy’s most famous festivals, the Verona Opera Festival takes place in the summer every year at Arena di Verona, a 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. 2023 will see the Arena celebrate its 100th anniversary so an unforgettable experience awaits! Get in touch with our Italy Experts for further details and start planning your opera trip today. 

Tour departures
The 2023 opera programme takes place on the following days:

From 16th of June to 9th of September 2023

June  21:15 July 21:00  August 20:45 September 20:45 

Carmen | Georges Bizet | Direction Franco Zeffirelli

23rd 6th 11th 24th 6th

Aida | Giuseppe Verdi | Direction Franco Zeffirelli

16th 17th 25th 29th 9th 16th 21st 30th 2nd 13th 18th 23rd 3rd 8th

Nabucco | Giuseppe Verdi | Direction Arnaud Bernard

15th 28th 3rd 17th

La Traviata | Giuseppe Verdi | Direction Franco Zeffirelli

8th 14th 27th 19th 26th 9th

Nabucco | Giuseppe Verdi | Direction Gianfranco de Bosio

15th 28th 3rd 17th

Madama Butterfly | Giacomo Puccini | Direction Franco Zeffirelli

12th 25th 2nd 7th

Tosca | Giacomo Puccini | Direction Hugo de Ana

29th 5th 10th 1st

Rigoletto | Giuseppe Verdi 

1st 7th 20th 4th

Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Gioachino Rossini | Direction Hugo de Ana

24th 30th 13th 22nd


Five extraordinary evenings to mark the centenary

Roberto Bolle and Friends will perform Dance without borders. Performance Date: July 19, 2023

Juan Diego Flórez will make his Arena di Verona debut. Performance Date: July 23, 2023

Plácido Domingo will return to the Arena in a special event dedicated to the legendary singer. Performance Date: August 6, 2023

Jonas Kaufmann returns to Verona for his second performance. Performance Date: August 20, 2023

A concert by the Orchestra and Chorus from the Teatro alla Scala. Performance Date: August 31, 2023



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  • 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, La Traviata and Aida, Performances start at 9:15pm in June, 9:00pm in July, and 8.45pm in August and September with the gates opening two hours before the start of the show. We recommend you arriving at least one hour before the start of the show and 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
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