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AIDA, VERONA. 27th June – 1st July 2023. £995.00

Enjoy this magical trip to Italy. Fly into Verona and it’s a short transfer into the city, staying 4 nights. Our base is in the heart of this historic Italian city, just metres away from the iconic Arena, where on Thursday night we enjoy a fabulous performance of Aida. Wednesday day trip to Mantova by train just 30 mins away. We depart home on Saturday

 Though the viceroy of Egypt commissioned Verdi to write this Opera for the celebration of the opening of the Suez Canal in 1870, the premiere took place in Cairo on the 24th December 1871.

After six weeks it was played in Milan at La Scala theatre and there on it gained so much success, that it can be considered one of the most performed operas in the world and the most played for sure in the amazing Arena di Verona.

We will have numbered seats to see this extravaganza, set by Franco Zefferelli.

 Mantova, or Mantua, is a beautiful Renaissance city south of Lake Garda in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region. Lakes on three sides keep the city center compact and make it a pleasant place for walking. Mantova was the Italian Capital of Culture for 2016 and is one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

 Price includes:

Return flights and all transfers

Hotel accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast.

Excellent seats for Thursday evenings performance of Aida, production, starts at 9.15pm.

Train tickets to Mantova with half day guided tour in Mantova.







Our hotel:


In Verona.   Affittacamere Boutique Room with Breakfasts.

Guests can also enjoy use of a spa and wellness centre, nearby the property.  Boutique Room is 650 yards from Verona Arena. Juliet’s House is a 10-minute walk away





Half day guided tour in Mantova. Tour in the Gonzagas’ palaces – The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance.


PALAZZO TE, one of the most beautiful villas in Italy and a masterpiece of Mannerism, was built by Giulio Romano, Raphael’s most talented pupil, between 1525 and 1535 as a suburban residence for Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Giulio Romano has the distinction of being the only Renaissance artist to be mentioned by William Shakespeare. For the decoration project Giulio Romano followed the natural inclinations of the Duke, with the first half of the palace celebrating private passions and the second one public virtues and political aspirations.

PALAZZO DUCALE is a group of buildings built between 13th and 18th century as the royal residence of the Gonzaga family.

The complex includes some 1000 rooms a castle and a private church.

Up to 1630,  2,000 paintings and 20,000 valuable objects  the richest art collections known in Europe at that time, were stored in the palace.


Now the Palazza Ducale is the hugest museum in Italy