Verona Opera Festival 2019
Discover medieval Italian history in a variety of incredible towns starting off in the Eternal city of Rome. Discover hilltop towns all around the regions of Umbria and Tuscany including tours of Fara Sabina, Assisi, Perugia & Todi, Citta di Castello, Umbertide, Lago Trasimeno, Spello, Foligno, Spoleto, Gubbio, Sigillo, Gualdo, Tadino, Nocera Umbra,Terni, Orvieto, Arezzo, Anghiari, Poppi, Monte S. Savino, Montepulciano and Pienza. The most intriguing towns in Italy for those passionate about history. You will have a Private English Speaking Driver at your disposal, as well as the best in accommodation.
Duration: 4 Full Days
Buongiorno in Sunny Italy! As you arrive at the Florence or Pisa airport, your Professional English Speaking Driver will be awaiting your arrival with a sign with your name on it to begin your wonderful Verona Opera Festival Package. He will greet you and welcome you to beautiful Tuscany, and chauffuer you in an elegant vehicle taking you to your first stop, the gorgeous town of Lucca. Here you will learn about the incredible history, the culture, and the folklore taking in the gorgeous beauty and the atmosphere of this medieval town known as being the birthplace of renowned Opera composer, Giacomo Puccini! Enjoy a stroll around, and take a break to indulge in the incredible cuisine of the area! Indulge in delicious Tuscan wines, and the local delicacies including fresh pasta and meats, as well as dessert and Italian coffee! Continue on your exciting first day with a visit to the stunning town of Pisa. Enjoy a stroll in the Miracle Square admiring the Leaning Tower, and the duomo and baptistery. After a lovely day, you will be chauffeured to your accommodation in Pisa where you will check in and enjoy some relax time before indulging in a wonderful dinner that evening at the hotel restaurant. Buonanotte.
As you wake up in beautiful Tuscany, enjoy a lovely Italian breakfast with coffee and meet your Private English Speaking Driver for the second day of your Verona Opera Festival Package, who will elegantly chauffeur you to your first stop, the gorgeous Tuscan hilltop town of Volterra. A medieval city known for its alabaster crafts, and the Roman amphitheater located at the entrance of the town. Admire the panoramic views and a lovely stroll enjoying the boutiques and cafè’s and even an alabaster laboratory where you can take some beauty home with you. Continue with your Private English Speaking Driver to the next stop, Teatro del Silenzio, the stunning outdoor venue nestled in the Tuscan hills, created by Andrea Bocelli for his annual summer performance. Learn about the history of the site, and how the famed tenor came to be and continue to the Bocelli family vineyards learning about the wine making process and products produced by the Bocellis. At the Bocelli Restaurant, you will be greeted by Alessio Bocelli, nephew of Andrea Bocelli, and he will host a wonderful wine tasting of three delicious Bocelli wines produced on site, accommanied by divine Tuscan appetizers. Indulge then in a three course Tuscan meal with the freshest ingredients, always accompanied by your favorite Bocelli wine. After a fulfilling meal, visit the Bocelli Museum located on the first floor, dedicated to the musical achievements of Maestro Andrea Bocelli. As your day comes to an end, you will be chauffeured back to your accommodation in Pisa where you will enjoy relax time and a delicious dinner in the evening at the hotel restaurant. Buonanotte.
On your last morning in Tuscany. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and check out of your accommodation. You will be chauffuered on a beautiful journey to Verona on your exclusive Verona Opera Festival Package Tour. Once arrived in the charming Venetian town, you will check in to your accommodation and get ready for a nice afternoon. Your first stop will be to a wonderful trattoria to taste the incredible flavors of the region, the delicacies and the wine. After a lovely lunch, you will meet your Private English Speaking Tour Guide who will take you on a wonderful walking tour of the city introducing you to the beauty and the history of the places including the Piazza Bra, Romeo and Juliet’s House, the old market, and many other incredible sites, all while explaining the interesting history. After a nice stroll, she will accompany you back to your accommodation where you will relax and enjoy a delicious dinner that evening at the restaurant in your accommodation.
On the fourth and most important day of your Verona Opera Festival Package, enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning and you will have the morning at your leisure to enjoy the local facilities. Enjoy a delicious lunch and prepare for the evening activities. When ready, you will meet your Private English Speaking Driver who will chauffeur you to the gorgeous Arena di Verona, in the center of the town. As you take your wonderful seats, you will feel the magic as the sun starts to set and the stars begin to shine, as well as the beautiful performers in the magnificent Opera you will witness. Listen to the harmonic sounds of the voices echoing throughout the ancient arena and admire the costumes, and the setting of the performance. After an incredible evening, you will be chauffuered back to your accommodation in Verona.
After a wonderful time in both Tuscany and Veneto, you will enjoy your last breakfast, check out and be chauffeured to the Verona airport by your Private English Speaking Driver who will bid you Arrivederci after your wonderful Verona Opera Festival Package.