Verona Opera Festival 5 Nights

The Arena di Verona, a breath-taking 1st century Roman amphitheatre, is the perfect scene for truly memorable evenings. Enjoy awe-inspiring performances of masterpieces such as La Traviata and Aida and have an unforgettable experience in 2024. Get in touch with our Personal Travel Planners for more information and to start planning your Verona Opera trip today.

The 2024 opera programme takes place on the following days:

From 8th June of to 7th of 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 Friendsin 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 two evenings 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.
  • We suggest you book your opera experiences on days 2, 3 or 4.

For more information, call our Italy Experts on:

6 days from £949 per person

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK – Verona
After arriving in Verona, drop your bags off at your preferred hotel and then venture out into the city! Sitting in Piazza Bra, the centre of Verona, is one of the most delightful activities in the area. In the late afternoon and early evening, partake in an aperitivo, a beloved Italian custom. Choose from one of the numerous eateries located around the square, settle down, enjoy an aperitif, and watch the crowd. If you choose to have dinner here, you'll be treated to your first taste of the opera, as you'll most likely hear the music and singing from the performance occurring tonight. So keep an ear 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 a day dedicated to exploring the city of Verona. Don't forget to snap a picture at Juliet's famous balcony, stroll across the Ponte Pietra, and climb the stairs of the Torre dei Lamberti. Take a break from walking and treat yourself to a coffee or two at one of the local coffee shops. In the evening, it's time to attend the opera. After hearing it from Piazza Bra yesterday, now is the chance to experience the grandeur of this impressive amphitheatre. The festival features various performances, including Nabucco, La Traviata, and Aida, with shows starting at 9:15 pm in June, 9:00 pm in July, and 8:45 pm in August and September. The gates open two hours before the show, and we recommend arriving at least an hour early to secure seats in the stalls for maximum comfort during the lengthy 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 : Another night at the Opera
Following an enchanting evening at the opera, there's another full day to explore Verona. Take your time strolling through the stunning Giusti Gardens, and make sure to visit the 14th-century Castelvecchio and the adjoining fortified bridge, even if only for the views across the River Adige. This evening you get to experience another performance in the famous Arena di Verona. Remember, the gates will open two hours before the performance, and we recommend arriving at least an hour before curtain to secure your seats in the stalls.
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 4 : Explore Fair Verona
After another evening at the opera enjoying the exquisite performance of the lead soprano, have your breakfast at a nearby café, savour the lingering notes of the music and discuss your favourite parts of the concert. Today, take a leisurely walk through the lively Piazza delle Erbe. You can peruse the vivid market stalls or sip on a cup of coffee at one of the quaint cafes with outdoor seating. As the sun begins to set, make your way to the top of Castel San Pietro hill. Be sure to have your cameras at the ready because this vantage point boasts one of the most exceptional panoramic views of the city.
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 5 : Verona
Shop for souvenirs or discover the latest local fashion trends at Via Mazzini, the bustling main shopping street. Although narrow, it offers a vibrant shopping experience. On your last evening in Verona, savour the experience of dining al fresco at one of the city's delightful restaurants.
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 6 : Verona – UK

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