There’s the ancient Arena, where some of Italy’s finest opera seduces the ears every year between June and August. Shakespeare chose to set his tragedy, Romeo & Juliet in the beautiful city of Verona and it is definitely one to fall in love with!
Verona was once chosen by the Romans to rest their shields and spears, leaving behind an impressive cultural and architectural footprint from medieval palaces and fresco-festooned churches.
As well as having Verona's incredible cultural sights, mesmerising art & natural beauty at your fingertips for three nights, you'll also have the opportunity to be accommodated literally opposite the Italy's most famous balcony, as one of the hotels we have selected for this special package is the famous Il Sogno di Giulietta. Charming Luxury hotel Il Sogno Di Giulietta shares a courtyard with the Juliet’s house, allowing you to enjoy your opera break in the most romantic location in Verona.
Situated within a beautifully maintained historic house in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Verona, Il Sogno di Giulietta proudly holds one of the most romantic spots in the world. Rooms are lavish and decorated with classic furniture and finest textiles. With breakfast served in your suitably opulent room, you have plenty of time to ponder the power of love and dramatically quote classic Shakespearean lines.
The other Luxury Boutique hotel we have included in the luxury opera package is The Gentleman of Verona. This small and beautiful hotel is also located in a convenient location for your opera break offering you easy access to the Arena on foot. Hotel is a short walking distance from the Teatro Filarmonico opera house and the magnificent Verona Arena where you will indulge the fascinating opera.
This Gentleman of Verona has 14 stylish rooms which are individually furnished in country style and have different names based on their decor and choice of wallpaper or colour. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod/iPhone docks and minibars. All have mood-lit bathrooms, some with whirlpool tubs; upgraded rooms include living areas, balconies, chandeliers and/or frescoed ceilings.
At The Gentlemen of Verona, as well as buffet breakfast served daily there's also a chic bistro, a cigar bar and a wine cellar, plus a private dining room and a small garden. The small spa features a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a hammam and treatment rooms.
Arrive at Verona Airport and meet your driver for your transfers to your chosen hotel. Check-in and enjoy your welcome drink. You will collect your Verona Card from your hotel reception at the time of check-in. Verona card will allow you to enter most of the historic sites in Verona free of charge. A day at leisure, chance to start exploring this magnificent city.
Evening at leisure
After breakfast we recommend booking a 2 hours private guided tour. This will give you the highlights of this amazing city and help you to plan your site visits for the rest of your duration. Please ask for a quote with guided tour.
Enjoy Verona city at your leisure in the afternoon.
Evening: Enjoy your chosen opera - Gold Seats are included in your package. Please note: The seats are booked as best available in Gold Category (the highest category) subject to availability at the time of booking. Early booking is highly recommended.
Day at leisure.
On this day, you may want to continue exploring the Verona city or take a tour to visit the Garda Lake privately or on public transport. Please ask for available options at the time of your booking. A private tour can be arranged for you at a supplement based on your preferences.
Depending on the departure time of your flight transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Where you will stay:
• 3 nights boutique Hotel Il Sogno Di Giulietta in an Elegant Room or The Gentlemen of Verona in a Superior Room (subject to availability)
• Private taxi transfers are included
• Flights are available from London Gatwick, Stansted & Manchester (on selected days only) and a supplement may apply to some departures depending on the price of the flights on the chosen date. Package price is based on London Gatwick British Airways flights and given as guidance only. An up-to-date price will be given to you at the time of your enquiry.
• 23 kg check in luggage per person is included in your package.
2019 Opera performances available with this package are:
June 2019La Traviata, a melodrama by Giuseppe Verdi - 21st and 28th June 2019
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi - 22nd and 27th June 2019
Il Trovatore, drama by Giuseppe Verdi - 29th June 2019July 2019La Traviata, a melodrama by Giuseppe Verdi - 11th, 19th and 25th July 2019
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi - 5th, 9th, 12th, 21st, 24th and 28th July 2019
Il Trovatore, drama by Giuseppe Verdi - 4th, 7th, 20th and 26th July 2019
Carmen, opera-comique by Georges Bizet - 6th, 10th, 13th, 18th, 23rd and 27th July 2019
Roberto Bole & Friends Ballet - 16th July 2019August 2019La Traviata, a melodrama by Giuseppe Verdi - 1st, 8th, 17th, 22nd and 30th August 2019
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi - 3rd, 9th, 18th, 25th, 28th and 31st August 2019
Carmen, opera-comique by Georges Bizet - 2nd, 24th and 27th August 2019
Tosca, melodrama by Giacomo Puccini - 10th, 16th, 23rd and 29th August 2019
Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff - 11th August 2019
La Traviata, a melodrama by Giuseppe Verdi - 5th September 2019
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi - 3rd and 7th September 2019
Carmen, opera-comique by Georges Bizet - 4th September 2019
Tosca, melodrama by Giacomo Puccini - 6th September 2019