• Enjoy three magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena, from Bizet’s Carmen to Verdi’s Aida
• Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov bring to life Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore
• Explore the entrancing city of Romeo and Juliet and journey by boat across Lake Garda
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Depart Gatwick 1305 on Easyjet, arriving Verona 1615. Transfer to Hotel San Luca, Verona for five nights. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning walking tour of Verona: Arena, Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and cloister. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at the Arena: Bizet Carmen.
Further visits in Verona: Duomo, Ponte Pietra, Church of Sant’ Anastasia, Casa di Giulietta, Roman Theatre. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Il Trovatore.
Excursion by coach to Lake Garda and its lakeside towns including Sirmione and Garda (weather permitting). By private boat to Limone on the north-western side of the lake, before crossing to Malcesine for farewell dinner at local restaurant.
Excursion by coach to Vicenza: Teatro Olimpico and Villa Valmarana in Vigardolo. Free afternoon followed by evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Aida.
Free morning. Depart Verona Airport 1350, arriving Gatwick 1500.
5 Jul — 10 Jul 2019
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return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described (gold category), breakfast, one lunch, three dinners, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, single room supplement £250, double room for single use supplement £455.