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. Get in touch with our Italy Experts for further details and start planning your opera trip today. 

The 2024 opera programme takes place on the following days:

From 8th June to 7th September 2024

June 21:30 July 21:15 August 21:00 September 21:00
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini | Direction and scenes Franco Zeffirelli 8th 15th 22nd 29th
Aida production of the 100th Festival 2023 by Giuseppe Verdi | Direction and scenes Stefano Poda 14th 20th 23rd 28th 7th 11th 18th 21st 26th 1st
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini | Direction and scenes Hugo de Ana 21st 27th 6th 12th 24th 31st 6th
Carmen by Georges Bizet | Direction and scenes Franco Zeffirelli
5th 13th 20th 25th 3rd 8th 17th 23rd 7th
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccin | special project 19th 27th
Roberto Bolle and Friends in co-production with ARTEDANZAsrl 23rd 24th at 21:30

 Tosca by Giacomo Puccini | Direction and scenes Hugo de Ana

2nd 9th 16th 30th
IX Sinfonia by Ludwig van Beethoven 11th at 21:45
Aida re-enactment of the 1st production 1913 by Giuseppe Verdi | Directed by Gianfranco de Bosio 10th 18th 22nd 29th 5th
Plácido Domingo Noche Española 21st
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff 1st at 21:30

The 2025 opera programme takes place on the following days:

From 13th June to 6th September 2025

 

June

21:30

July

21:15

August

21:00

September

21:00

 Nabucco | by Giuseppe Verdi   13th 14th 21st 28th 10th 18th 24th 31st 9th 16th 21st  6th
 Aida | by Giuseppe Verdi   20th 29th 6th 13th 16th 20th 27th 1st 10th 17th 24th 31sy 4th
 La Traviata | by Giuseppe Verdi  27th 5th 12th 19th 25th 2nd  

Carmen | by Georges Bizet | Direction and set design by Franco Zeffirelli

  4th 12th 17th 26th  14th 23rd 29th 3rd
 Roberto Bolle and Friends in co-production with artedanzasrl    22nd 23rd at 21:30    
 Rigoletto | by Giuseppe Verdi      8th 22nd 30th 5th
 Carmina Burana | by Carl Orff   15th at 21:30    

At a glance

  • Enjoy an unforgettable night at the opera.
  • Relax in handpicked hotels by our Italy Experts.
  • Sip on an aperitif in Piazza Bra.
  • See the world-famous Juliet’s Balcony.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Verona from Castel San Pietro hill.
  • Eat al fresco in one of Verona’s charming restaurants.

For more information, call our Italy Experts on:

4 days from £699 per person

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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! 
Points of interest:
Accommodation
Italian Cities, Verona
Hotel Touring
  • A boutique hotel with architecture dating back to 1928
  • Within easy reach of Verona’s many historic sites
Recommended
Italian Cities, Verona
Giberti
  • Located 1km from the renowned Roman Arena
  • A short walk to the historic centre of Verona
Italian Cities, Verona
Due Torri Hotel
  • Located in the centre of medieval Verona close to all the main sites
  • Panoramic terrace with amazing views of the city
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.
Accommodation
Italian Cities, Verona
Hotel Touring
  • A boutique hotel with architecture dating back to 1928
  • Within easy reach of Verona’s many historic sites
Recommended
Italian Cities, Verona
Giberti
  • Located 1km from the renowned Roman Arena
  • A short walk to the historic centre of Verona
Italian Cities, Verona
Due Torri Hotel
  • Located in the centre of medieval Verona close to all the main sites
  • Panoramic terrace with amazing views of the city
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. 
Accommodation
Italian Cities, Verona
Hotel Touring
  • A boutique hotel with architecture dating back to 1928
  • Within easy reach of Verona’s many historic sites
Recommended
Italian Cities, Verona
Giberti
  • Located 1km from the renowned Roman Arena
  • A short walk to the historic centre of Verona
Italian Cities, Verona
Due Torri Hotel
  • Located in the centre of medieval Verona close to all the main sites
  • Panoramic terrace with amazing views of the city
Day 4 : Verona – UK
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