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  • Verona Opera holiday

    Verona Opera Festival

    Enjoy a tailor-made opera holiday to the Verona Festival and see performances of world-famous operas including Aida, Il Trovatore and La Traviata by Verdi, Tosca by Puccini and Carmen by Georges Bizet. 2019 performances are available for booking.
    The Verona Opera Festival is the high point of the Italian opera lover’s year. Verona’s Roman Arena, where gladiators once battled, has been the magnificent setting for the most famous opera festival in the world since 1913. The stage is the biggest in the world and the arena holds 15,000 spectators during its season from the end of June until the end of August. There is a great choice of tickets available for each performance, with prices varying according to the location and comfort of your seat.

    Click here to download a pdf with details of our Italian music & opera festival holidays.

    Suggested holidays
    Enjoy a three night opera break in Verona, allowing you time to discover the sights of this historic city and take in a performance of the opera of your choice. Below are some suggestions of hotels in Verona, which are all excellently located in the city centre and with walking distance of the Arena. Many other hotels in Verona can be booked for you.

    Hotel Due Torri Baglioni – grand 5 star
    An elegant and beautifully-furnished hotel in the heart of the city, just a few minute’s walk from Juliet’s House. The historic and grand building has played host to a number of illustrious visitors over the past few centuries.
    Prices from £1390 per person for 3 nights in a Classic Double or Twin Room on bed and breakfast.

    Hotel Gabbia d'Oro - boutique 5 star
    This is a delightful boutique hotel in the city centre, a short distance from the Arena, on the corner of the old Roman forum, now the Piazza Erbe. The hotel is furnished in a lavish style with antiques and paintings.
    Prices from £1180 per person for 3 nights in a double room on bed and breakfast.

    Hotel Giulietta e Romeo – 3 star
    A charming little hotel superbly located just a few steps away from the Arena. The simply furnished rooms are contemporary in style, and offer excellent value for money.
    Prices from £990 per person for 3 nights in a Standard Double or Twin Room on a bed and breakfast basis.

    All sample prices include return British Airways flights London Gatwick to Verona in Euro Traveller, and 2nd sector seats for an opera performance (based on Sunday to Thursday night performance)

    Ticket prices for the performances vary from about £30 per person for an unreserved stone step to £225 per person for a 1st sector stall Gold on a Friday and Saturday. Most people opt for at least a numbered seat on the steps at about £90 per person or a 2nd sector stall at about £130 per person. Prices are cheaper if tickets are bought before 25 December each year. Tickets are non-refundable once bought.

    Once you decide which performance(s) you wish to visit, we can give you immediate availability of your required seats. We can then let you know once we have booked tickets and tell you exactly where in the arena your seats are. Tickets must be prepaid at the time of booking and are non-refundable. (A handling charge is added to the face value of your ticket if you ask any agent in the UK to make the reservation for you). The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.
    Verona Festival 2019 Programme
    La Traviata

    June 21, 28
    July 11, 19, 25
    August 1, 8, 17, 22, 30
    September 5
    Aida

    June 22, 27
    July 5, 9, 12, 21, 24, 28
    August 3, 9, 18, 25, 28, 31
    September 3, 7
    Il Trovatore
    June 29
    July 4, 7, 20, 26
    Carmen
    July 6, 10, 13, 18, 23, 27
    August 2, 24, 27
    September 4
    Roberto Bolle and Friends
    July 16
    Placido Domingo 50
    Arena Anniversary night

    August 4
    Tosca
    August 10, 16, 23, 29
    September 6
    Carmina Burana
    August 11

    Click here to download a pdf with details of our Italian music & opera festival holidays.

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