Your Ticket to Travel. Discover Florence, Tuscany, Italy & Europe
Discover the romantic city of Verona, the setting of one of the world’s most famous love stories, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. And in the summertime the setting of one of the most important opera festivals in Italy.
We will visit all the key Verona sights on a walking tour which starts in Piazza Bra, home to the famous 1st century Arena roman amphitheatre, continuing on to discover Juliet’s House and Balcony, Piazza Erbe where the Roman Forum once stood, plus many more important sites such as Piazza Signori, Romeo’s House, the Santa Anatasia Basilica, The Roman Arch Bridge dating from 100BC, and the Duomo.
Visiting the city is just a forerunner to the main event, the Opera in the Arena. One of the most suggestive settings to see an opera, the Arena is the third biggest and probably the most well-preserved example of an Roman amphitheatre in Italy. The Opera starts at 9:00pm, as it gets dark, and the sheer size of the stage and set do a different kind of justice to drama and tragedy so often portrayed by opera. For seasoned opera buffs or first timers opera in the Arena is a unique and emotive experience.
List of Summer Operas in Verona
• Saturday, June 24th: Aida
• Saturday, July 8th: Madame Butterfly
• Saturday, July 22nd: Madame Butterfly
The Verona opera season runs from late June until early September. We offer a tour approximately bi-weekly based on the Operas available.
• Transport by private, air-conditioned bus with DVD player
• Walking tour of the historic center of Verona
• Opera ticket (free seating, not numbered)
• FlorenceForFun Verona and Opera information booklet
• FlorenceForFun tour leaders
Note that drinks, snacks and meals, are not included in the price of the tour package and are at the expense of the individual.
Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. It is not necessary to get dressed up for the opera, it is important to be comfortable as it is in the Arena amphitheater, you will be sitting on big stone steps. You can bring a cushion or rent a cushion at the entrance. You can bring food and drinks into the Arena and you can go in and out with your tickets as required.
Note that this trip will run regardless of the weather forecast. Opera tickets can be refunded only in the event that the Arena cancels the event. If the opera begins and is interrupted by rain or finishes early due to rain, there is no ticket refund.
Meals are not included. You will need to have enough money for snacks, water, dinner, and any souvenirs you choose to buy. Most shops and restaurants will accept credit cards. The prices can be a bit more expensive than Florence, but there are a range of options including sandwiches, pizza by the slice, pasta, gelato, restaurants, etc. We usually eat at the Brek self service restaurant on Piazza Bra because it is close to the Arena, it has outdoor seating and it is not too expensive.
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