Short Break in Verona

Tosca - August 2015 - © Quincena Musical-Iñigo Ibáñez
Tosca - August 2015 - © Quincena Musical-Iñigo Ibáñez

Almost everywhere the Romans settled, they built amphitheatres within which they would hold important events. One of the few remaining – the Arena of Verona – still stands after almost 2,000 years and continues to host spectacular musical events. In the summer, it is home to the annual Opera Festival in Verona, which offers fine productions of some of the most popular operas. Verona also has a theatre where operas are staged during the rest of year, namely the Teatro Filarmonico.

Verona is built along the River Adige on the plain at the foot of the Alps, which rise majestically to the north. With its medieval streets, the city inspired Shakespeare’s famous plays The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Romeo and Juliet – a 14th century house here with a balcony overlooking a small courtyard is actually believed to have belonged to Juliet.
The Alpine areas provide ideal slopes for the renowned wines such as Soave and Valpolicella.

  • Pay a visit to Juliet’s House in Verona, where people often touch the statue of her in hopes that it will bring them good luck
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on the stunning shores of Lake Iseo
  • Tour a local Soave winery
  • Tickets to two performances are included, namely Tosca and Carmina Burana at the Arena

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

We fly from London Heathrow to Milan. Upon arrival, we drive out to Lake Iseo, where we have a lakeside lunch and then we check into our hotel in Verona. After welcome drinks and a lecture, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and get to know our group a little better over delicious Italian cuisine.

Hotel: Hotel Firenze, Verona
Meals: Lunch & dinner included

Day 2

This morning, take a walking tour around Verona and stop at Juliet’s House, where you can touch the statue for good luck. Lunch is independent and then a free afternoon follows. In the evening, we meet again as a group for dinner at an restaurant in the local area and then we are treated to a rousing performance of Puccini’s Tosca.

Performance: Tosca
Hotel: Hotel Firenze, Verona
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 3

Our day begins with a visit to a local Soave winery. Soave is a white wine produced in the area close to Verona. During our tour, we enjoy lunch and then we return to the city. Dinner follows later in the evening and then we enjoy the final performance of our tour, which tonight will be Carmina Burana.

Performance: Carmina Burana
Hotel: Hotel Firenze, Verona
Meals: All meals included

Day 4

Our final morning in Verona is spent at leisure. Use this free time to shop for souvenirs, enjoy a final espresso at a coffee bar or make any last visits before we transfer to Milan’s airport for our return flight to London.

Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Meals - Most meals included with wine at dinner
  6. Hotels
  7. Flights
  8. Opera Tickets - Entry to all performances in the programme. We request the seats in the centre stalls as these offer the best view although seats in boxes are usually more expensive. There is no guarantee that we will get the seats requested as availability is often limited. Where it is possible to avoid boxes as an alternative we will, but in some cases it may be the only option.
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2019 Tour Details

Fri 9th August - Mon 12th August

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£1,850

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sgl supp: £275

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Led By: Barnaby Rayfield

Guide Lecturer

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