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Much favoured by the Italians themselves, the pretty resort of Desenzano on the southern shores of Lake Garda oozes character and an historic charm alongside the warmest of welcomes.

You will also see the resort written as Desenzano del Garda (or occasionally 'sul Garda') to describe its lake shore location. It is a large, upmarket town with a population of about 30,000 people and is truly welcoming with a friendly atmosphere making it an ideal destination for families and couples alike. It also benefits from a great train station making access to many cities in northern Italy very straightforward.

Desenzano enjoys three large stony beaches, ideal for lazing in a deckchair and soaking up the views. Visitors to the resort can savour a combination of glistening lake views and the stunning scenic backdrop of the Alps. If you can take a break away from your deckchair why not enjoy some of the lovely lakeside walks. If you are looking for a little adventure, boats can be hired for a couple of hours or a day if you want to see the lake your way.

If nightlife is on your agenda, Desenzano serves up some of the best on the lake with the piazzas alive until well into the early hours. The family is central to Italian culture and you will see many generations sitting chatting, enjoying a evening drink whilst the children play together and enjoy a gelato in a very safe environment.

Desenzano offers a great range of choice when it comes to shops, restaurants and cafés to while away the hours. Choose from stylish boutiques offering quirky options to designer and everything in between and you’ll find an abundance of antique shops too. Stop at a pavement café for a break or if you are looking for delicious Italian fare, you will be spoiled for choice here. From pizzerias to trattorias and even Michelin star restaurants, you’ll find plenty to suit your tastes.

If you wish to explore more of Lake Garda, there is a public boat service that links the resort with other resorts around the lake such as Sirmione, Peschiera, Salo and Gardone Riviera, all well worth the visit. And if you want to go further afield, the train station in the town makes accessing some of the nearby Italian cities very easy. Visit to the ‘city of love’, with just a 25 minute journey or the chic city of Milan, just 50 minutes by train. The fabulous city of Venice can also be reached from here within an hour and a half.

So whether it is discovering more of Lake Garda or venturing further afield to visit a city or two, Desenzano is a perfect base.

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    Park Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    830 Reviews

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    Villa Rosa Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Hotel Lido International

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Hotel Oliveto

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    Hotel Palazzo del Garda

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    Hotel Villa Maria

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Palace Hotel

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Residence Il Sogno

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Hotel Benaco

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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    Hotel Mayer et Splendid

    Desenzano, Lake Garda

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Cruise Holidays in Desenzano

  • MSC Croatia & Greek Isles Cruise & Stay Lake Garda

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Tailormade Holidays in Desenzano

  • Verona & Lake Garda Experience

    Verona & Desenzano

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  • Venice & Lake Garda Experience

    Desenzano & Venice

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  • Sorrento, Rome & Lake Garda Experience

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Things to do in Desenzano

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    Discover Venice

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    The most romantic city in the world, the floating city of Venice is one of epic grandeur. Take a boat ride down the Giudecca Canal and gaze upon the glorious Venetian architecture lining its banks. Built on a lagoon, this city will surely amaze you.

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    Discover Venice

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    Take a trip to one of the the most romantic cities in the world, the floating city of Venice. A local guide will be with you to ensure that you see the very best that this area has to offer and your private boat will get you there. Visit St. Mark's Square where you will see the iconic St. Mark's Cathedral, take a trip to the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto bridge and drink in the unique atmosphere that Venice has.

    Venice has been attracting poets and artists for many years. It is one of Italy's finest cities with a truly inspiring atmosphere. The famous Grand Canal is lined with impressive buildings and beautiful architecture for you to take in during this wonderful tour.

    In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the area at your own pace. We recommend taking it easy and relaxing in St. Mark's Square with a glass of Prosecco and taking in the city's charming atmosphere. You will have a choice of great restaurants here too you fancy trying some Venetian cuisine.

    Having seen the sights and enjoyed the atmosphere of Venice, your private boat will return you to your bus which will transport you back to your resort.

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    Please note: A Venice visitors tax of €3 per person is required and is payable locally.

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    Lake Garda Experience

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    Our most popular excursion, this tour of the lake will provide memories to last a lifetime. Soak in the rich and diverse landscape surrounding the lake, from the dramatic mountainous backdrops of the northern villages to the pretty promenades along the southern coastline.

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    Lake Garda Experience

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    An english speaking guide will escort you to some of the most beautiful resorts around the lake, such as the lovely Lazise, the picturesque Malcesine, Riva del Garda and the gorgeous town of Limone. You will be dazzled by the beauty of these resorts.

    Travelling by bus, you will first stop at Lazise for and then to Malcesine. Marvel at the azure-blue waters that tranquilly extend along the coast, surrounding this picturesque setting that attracts many visitors year after year. Walk around the narrow alleyways and the cobbled streets that characterise the old town. The impressive Castello Scaligero is the striking feature of Malcesine, with its wonderful view of the imposing mountain ridge behind, Monte Baldo.

    The tour continues to Riva del Garda, the second largest town in Lake Garda. Sitting comfortably on the shore, with a backdrop of stunning blue waters and the majestic valley and hills, Riva is a fascinating town. You can stroll around the historical streets and relax on the waterfront squares. If you are hungry, treat yourself to a hearty meal at a traditional restaurant with a view.

    From Riva, a boat will take you to the wonderful town of Limone. Experience the charm and breathtaking scenery of this lovely town, a stunning resort hugging the north-west shores of Lake Garda. Limone has a spectacular waterfront and a picturesque harbour. You can stroll through its cobbled streets lined with shops selling shoes, leather goods and souvenirs or perhaps stop off for a cappuccino in a charming pavement cafes in an old piazza.

    After a day discovering the most beautiful views of Lake Garda, a coach will comfortably take you to your hotel in the evening.

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    Romantic Verona by Coach

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    Home to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Verona is defined by its sense of romance and drama. At the heart of the city lies centuries of history and art. Experience a full day excursion to this dazzling city, and see some of its most impressive sights.

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    Romantic Verona by Coach

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    Take a day trip by coach to Verona, where a local guide will show you the treasures of this historic city. Spend the morning exploring the attractions that Verona has to offer, and then onto an afternoon of shopping in one of the most elegant streets in Italy, the Via Mazzini.

    Immerse yourself in art, history and culture in this splendid city. Its Roman ruins and medieval architecture are guaranteed to impress you! See the magnificent Arena di Verona, the famous Roman amphitheatre that survived a 12th-century earthquake to later become the city's legendary open-air opera house. Visit Casa di Giulietta, where you can see the romantic balcony on which Shakespeare's Juliet is said to have pined for her lover, Romeo.

    Experience the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the beautiful 'Square of Lords'. This is the former centre of power in Verona. Magnificent buildings surround the square, which is dominated by the statue of the Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Visit the Piazza delle Erbe, which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times. Grandiose buildings, elegant restaurants and market stalls make up this beautiful square.

    Afterwards you can spend the remainder of the afternoon shopping on the prestigious Via Mazzini, lined with extravagant shops and designer boutiques. Shoppers will find everything their hearts could desire, from Gucci through to leather goods from the magnificent Furla.

    You will be back at your hotel in the afternoon, in time for a refreshing gelato while strolling around the coast. This full day excursion is a must-do during your trip.

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Visit the Verona Opera from Desenzano

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Nabucco'

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    What's not to love about a summer evening in Verona experiencing the romantic setting which was home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet followed by a night at the opera. A truly great combination! Lots of free time to explore followed by a mesmerising night in the Arena di Verona enjoying Nabucco, one of Verdi's most highly acclaimed operas.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Nabucco'

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    In the afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by your tour leader. Do bear in mind that you will be sightseeing before the opera so wear comfortable shoes.

    Home to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Verona is defined by its sense of romance and drama. At the heart of the city lies centuries of history and art. On arrival in Verona, enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover the city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the 'Square of Lords'and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe, which has remained at the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times. If you dont fancy too much walking why not sit and enjoy a coffee in a little cafe and watch the world go by or enjoy a dinner at your leisure.

    Meet with your tour leader after your free time at an agreed time and place and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of Nabucco at approximately 9pm where you will have unnumbered stone seating. If you have a cushion bring it along or rent one!

    Even Verdi acknowledged himself "This is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star". Some say that Nabucco was the Opera that put Verdi's name on the map as a great composer.

    Nabucco is a four act Italian - language opera composed in 1841 by the wonderful Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera which was based on biblical stories from the Books of Jeremiah and Daniel and an 1836 play by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornue.

    The story is about Nabucco, King of Babylon and his daughters. He takes Jerusalem into war with the Israelites but his daughter Fenena loves the Israelite Ismaele. She releases their prisoners, leading her vengeful half-sister Abigaille to plot to take power. Nabucco declares himself a god and is struck by a bolt of lightning.

    The now feeble king is then tricked into signing a death warrant for the Israelites, including Fenena and Ismaele. Nabucco prays to the God of Israel for forgiveness; his sanity is restored and he saves the prisoners from death. He converts himself and his people, while Abigaille commits suicide. You will be mesmerised by this sad and moving story in the most amazing setting of Arena di Verona.

    After the performance in one of the world's leading opera venues meet with your tour leader for departure to your chosen resort. You are guaranteed to have many memories of this wonderful night.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'La Traviata'

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    Be dazzled by an unforgettable night at the opera, whether a connoisseur or a complete novice, you will enjoy a mesmerising performance of La Traviata, listening to some of the greatest voices and musicians in the world.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'La Traviata'

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    This is an incredible day out that we thoroughly recommend, for those who love opera and for those who know a little less about it, this outing will appeal to all audiences and provides an authentic Italian experience, not to be missed.

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival to Verona, enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the ‘Square of Lords’ and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner why not indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of La Traviata at approximately 9pm.

    Choose a seat on the historical stone steps and enjoy a story of unexpected romance and a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes just that little bit too late. La Traviata is a rollercoaster of emotions that is sure to tug on the audience’s heartstrings and leave many a little misty eyed. Verdi’s moving music adds so much to the intensity of this show and even those who are new to opera will probably recognise some of the beautiful songs.

    After a mesmerising performance, you will once again meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'The Stars of Opera'

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    Experience an incredible night at the iconic Verona Opera with performances from some of the best-loved voices and musicians in opera.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'The Stars of Opera'

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    Today it is dress to impress as you depart for Verona the home of Opera and the world renowned Arena di Verona. This first-century amphitheatre boasts superb acoustic properties allowing for spectacular performances without the aid of a single microphone seeing is believing!

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival in Verona enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori the 'Square of Lords' and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning ‘Stars of the Opera’ performance at approximately 9pm.

    Make your way to take a seat and enjoy this fabulous night at the opera with some of the best loved and most iconic voices and musicians in the business.

    After the performance meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Cavalleria Rusticana'

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    Take the oppurtunity on your trip to see the incredible Cavalleria Rusticana, an intense, one act opera that tells of love, betrayal and revenge. Verona is the perfect place to witness this drama unfold, with some of the most powerful voices in the world and in the most iconic of settings.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Cavalleria Rusticana'

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    Today it is dress to impress as you depart for Verona the home of Opera and the world renowned Arena di Verona. This first-century amphitheatre boasts superb acoustic properties allowing for spectacular performances without the aid of a single microphone seeing is believing!

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival in Verona enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori the 'Square of Lords' and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of Cavalleria Rusticana at approximately 9pm.

    Make your way to take a seat and enjoy this one act opera written in 1890 by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni. It is a short but intense story which tells of love, betrayal and revenge and is set in a small village in Sicily.

    After the performance meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'La Traviata' Premium Seating

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    Be dazzled by an unforgettable night at the opera, whether a connoisseur or a complete novice, you will enjoy a mesmerising performance of La Traviata, listening to some of the greatest voices and musicians in the world.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'La Traviata' Premium Seating

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    This is an incredible day out that we thoroughly recommend, for those who love opera and for those who know a little less about it, this outing will appeal to all audiences and provides an authentic Italian experience, not to be missed.

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival to Verona, enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the ‘Square of Lords’ and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner why not indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of La Traviata at approximately 9pm.

    Take your premium, reserved seat and enjoy a story of unexpected romance and a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes just that little bit too late. La Traviata is a rollercoaster of emotions that is sure to tug on the audience’s heartstrings and leave many a little misty eyed. Verdi’s moving music adds so much to the intensity of this show and even those who are new to opera will probably recognise some of the beautiful songs.

    After the performance, meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Cavalleria Rusticana' Premium Seating

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    Take the oppurtunity on your trip to see the incredible Cavalleria Rusticana, an intense, one act opera that tells of love, betrayal and revenge. Verona is the perfect place to witness this drama unfold, with some of the most powerful voices in the world and in the most iconic of settings.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Cavalleria Rusticana' Premium Seating

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    Today it is dress to impress as you depart for Verona the home of Opera and the world renowned Arena di Verona. This first-century amphitheatre boasts superb acoustic properties allowing for spectacular performances without the aid of a single microphone seeing is believing!

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival in Verona enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori the 'Square of Lords' and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of Cavalleria Rusticana at approximately 9pm.

    Make your way to your reserved seat and enjoy this one act opera written in 1890 by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni. It is a short but intense story which tells of love, betrayal and revenge and is set in a small village in Sicily.

    After the performance meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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    check Bus transfer check Opera Ticket with Premium Reserved Seating

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Nabucco' Premium Seating

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    What's not to love about a summer evening in Verona experiencing the romantic setting which was home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet followed by a night at the opera. A truly great combination! Lots of free time to explore followed by a mesmerising night in the Arena di Verona enjoying Nabucco, one of Verdi's most highly acclaimed operas.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'Nabucco' Premium Seating

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    In the afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by your tour leader. Do bear in mind that you will be sightseeing before the opera so wear comfortable shoes.

    Home to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Verona is defined by its sense of romance and drama. At the heart of the city lies centuries of history and art. On arrival in Verona, enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover the city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori, the 'Square of Lords'and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe, which has remained at the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times. If you dont fancy too much walking why not sit and enjoy a coffee in a little cafe and watch the world go by or enjoy a dinner at your leisure.

    Meet with your tour leader after your free time at an agreed time and place and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning Opera performance of Nabucco at approximately 9pm where you will have unnumbered stone seating. If you have a cushion bring it along or rent one!

    Even Verdi acknowledged himself "This is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star". Some say that Nabucco was the Opera that put Verdi's name on the map as a great composer.

    Nabucco is a four act Italian - language opera composed in 1841 by the wonderful Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera which was based on biblical stories from the Books of Jeremiah and Daniel and an 1836 play by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornue.

    The story is about Nabucco, King of Babylon and his daughters. He takes Jerusalem into war with the Israelites but his daughter Fenena loves the Israelite Ismaele. She releases their prisoners, leading her vengeful half-sister Abigaille to plot to take power. Nabucco declares himself a god and is struck by a bolt of lightning.

    The now feeble king is then tricked into signing a death warrant for the Israelites, including Fenena and Ismaele. Nabucco prays to the God of Israel for forgiveness; his sanity is restored and he saves the prisoners from death. He converts himself and his people, while Abigaille commits suicide. You will be mesmerised by this sad and moving story in the most amazing setting of Arena di Verona.

    After the performance in one of the world's leading opera venues meet with your tour leader for departure to your chosen resort. You are guaranteed to have many memories of this wonderful night.

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'The Stars of Opera' Premium Seating

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    Experience an incredible night at the iconic Verona Opera with performances from some of the best-loved voices and musicians in opera.

    Prices From €232

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    A Night at the Verona Opera - 'The Stars of Opera' Premium Seating

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    Today it is dress to impress as you depart for Verona the home of Opera and the world renowned Arena di Verona. This first-century amphitheatre boasts superb acoustic properties allowing for spectacular performances without the aid of a single microphone seeing is believing!

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred by coach to Verona accompanied by a tour leader.

    On arrival in Verona enjoy a couple of hours of free time to explore and discover this romantic city. Stroll around the beautiful Piazza dei Signori the 'Square of Lords' and admire the magnificent architecture that defines the buildings that surround it. Also visit the Piazza delle Erbe which has remained the vibrant heart of Verona since Roman times.

    For dinner indulge in a wonderful Italian meal in one of the many elegant restaurants that line this majestic square.

    Meet with your tour leader after dinner and then it is time to go to the Arena di Verona to experience the stunning ‘Stars of the Opera’ performance at approximately 9pm.

    Make your way to your reserved seat and enjoy this fabulous night at the opera with some of the best loved and most iconic voices and musicians in the business.

    After the performance meet with your tour leader and return to your hotel via coach.

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Transfers

  • access_time Verona: 1 hours (37 km)
  • access_time Bergamo International: 1 hours 15 min (78 km)

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