Arena of Verona

Verona Arena
  • Days: 4
  • Nights: 3

‘The whole audience vibrates as one, transfixed by the harmonious melodies of Verdi and Puccini..’
This is the magic of the international music festival of Verona!

Every year, in this marvelous city, a great music festival takes place, the most celebrated festival in Italy, amongst the magnificent building of the ancient amphitheatre.
It is also interesting to observe the unequalled passion of those taking part in the celebration of mass amongst the operatic surroundings. You can appreciate the spectacle of thousands of people who take part with such enthusiasm, and who light their candles as the moon rises behind the scene of flickering stars.
The atmosphere in the amphitheatre provides an unforgettable experience of opera. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the most prestigious operas in the world and also allows you to spend time exploring the wonderful city of Verona!


Programme

1st day: France/Verona

Arrival of the group at Verona airport and transfer by bus to a hotel situated in the center of Verona. Across the centuries, this city has had a distinctive identity thanks to its colourful and romantic history. Accommodation in a hotel, dinner and overnight stay.


Verona

2nd day: Verona

Breakfast and departure by bus for a sightseeing tour of Verona during which we will experience the beauty of this city, a little gem of Italy. The symbol of the city is without doubt its Arena. This splendid Romanic amphitheatre is a magnificent testimony to the past, and it is the third largest in the world, after the Coliseum in Rome. This monument has been preserved in its original form, when it was used to provide the spectacle of combat between gladiators and / or ferocious and exotic animals, a passion of the ancient Romans.

Verona

3rd day: Valpolicella/Verona

After breakfast depart the hotel by bus for a half day excursion to the area of Valpolicella, where we will explore both Latin and Greek history, and where across the valley, we will uncover many wineries. Wine production has always been the main business of this agricultural area. Visit to a winery and tasting of locally produced wines. Red wine is a specialty of this area and is made with many varieties of locally grown grapes. Return to Verona and free time for lunch.

4th day: Departure

After breakfast, depart the hotel by bus for Verona airport. End of our services.


Services included

- half board starting with dinner on the 1st day ending with breakfast on the 4th day
- 3 stars hotel accommodation situated in the area of Verona, with private services (classification according to Italian standard)
- bus services according to the above program (parking included)
- half day guided tour of Verone (2 hours) on the 2nd day
- reservation for the Opera of Verona on the 2nd day
- ticket (standard price) for the opera (gradinata laterale numerata)
- half day guided tour of the region of Valpolicella (3 hours) on the 3rd day
- a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay
- our assistance throughout the whole stay
- all services specified in the above program

Services not included

- drinks
- entrance fees to the sites
- all services not specified in the above program

Additional services

- tour escort for the transfer to the hotel on arrival (max 2 hours) on 1st day
- it is possible to purchase more expensive tickets for the opera if you wish: gradinata numerata,
poltrona, poltronissima, orchestra (rows 1 to 20 central view - poltronissime “Gold”)

Reduction for stay in hotel in the area of Valpolicella or Lake Garda in the south.

Upon request
4 stars hotel costs are also available