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6 Days
24th July 2024

The Opera di Verona Open Festival Presents 'Carmen' and 'La Boheme'

Come to Verona for the magical Arena di Verona Festival and the opportunity to see two operas in the grand ampitheatre.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room. Single supplement of £345pp applies.



Day 01

Fly from your airport, and transfer to your hotel in Verona. Dinner at hotel.

Day 02

A 2-hour walking tour with a local guide in Verona will show you the many sights, architecture, and stories surrounding the charming city. After working up an appetite on your walking tour, enjoy a 2-course lunch at a local restaurant, with water and wine. Tonight you will be going to see Carmen, Bizet's indisputable masterpiece at the Arena di Verona.

Day 03

Mantua is a wonderfully medieval city, surrounded by three artificial lakes. Renowned for the architectural legacy of the Renaissance Gorgonza rulers, here you will discover the history and architecture on a 3-hour walking tour and with entry to the Ducal Palace. The highlight of the UNESCO site of Mantua, and its grandiose architectural complex, the Ducal Palace was home to the Gorgonza family. After exploring Mantua, spend some free time in Borghetto, a wonderfully tranquil and charming village.

Day 04

Today you can spend a day at leisure, before going to see La Boheme at the Arena di Verona tonight. You can choose to spend the day exploring, or if you wish to relax at the hotel a 3-course lunch will be provided.

Day 05

Discover Lake Iseo, one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes at the foot of the Alps. Continue through the hilly landscape of the Franciacorta wine region, famous for high-quality sparkling wines, and visit a local winery to taste the wines with typical products.

Day 06

Take a private coach transfer from your hotel to the airport, then fly back to the UK.

Your holiday includes

  • Return flights with hold luggage
  • Return transfers at destination
  • 5 nights at the Hotel Leopardi, Verona
  • Breakfast and evening meals on days 1, 3 and 5
  • Lunches on days 2 and 4
  • Settore Verdi tickets to 'Carmen' and 'La Boheme'
  • Walking tours of Verona and Mantua
  • Entry to the Ducal Palace
  • Excursion to Borghetto
  • Excursion to Lake Iseo
  • Franciacorta sparkling wine tasting with local snacks
  • Private coach travel
  • English-speaking tour manager for the duration of the tour
  • ATOL protection

Hotel Details

Hotel Leopardi, 4*

Set in Verona, less than 1 km from San Zeno Basilica, Hotel Leopardi offers accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. All units feature a desk. Guests at Hotel Leopardi can enjoy an American or a gluten-free breakfast.


24th July 2024


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