• Enjoy productions of Verdi’s Aida and La traviata, in addition to his monumental Messa da Requiem
• Take in in the atmospheric surroundings of Verona’s Arena, our venue for all three performances
• Explore the ‘fair Verona’ of Romeo and Juliet, and journey by boat across Lake Garda
BA, MA, PGCE
is a conductor, pianist and musicologist and former Director of Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Depart London Gatwick 1315 on Easyjet, arriving Verona 1620. Transfer to Hotel San Luca, Verona, for five nights. Evening introductory talk.
Morning walking tour of Verona: Arena, Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and cloister. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Aida.
Further visits in Verona: Duomo, Ponte Pietra, Church of Sant’ Anastasia (exterior), Casa di Giulietta and Roman Theatre. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture and independent dinner. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi La traviata.
Excursion by coach to Lake Garda and its lakeside towns including Riva and Garda (weather permitting). By boat to Limone on the north-western side of the lake, before crossing to Malcesine for dinner.
Excursion by coach to Vicenza for Teatro Olimpico, followed by Vigardolo for Villa Valmarana. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Requiem.
Free morning. Depart Verona 1650, arriving Gatwick 1800.
14 Jul — 19 Jul 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour involves a significant amount of walking over cobbles, up and down steps (sometimes without handrails), and potentially in hot sunshine or over wet pavements. A good level of fitness is required to complete the itinerary, although allowances can be made for those with less stamina. The walk from the hotel to the Arena is on flat ground and takes around five minutes. Please note all performances are scheduled to begin at 2100.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.
Cost of £2945 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, four dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £225, double room for single use supplement £495.
TOUR CODE: VROP21