For the opera lovers amongst you, taking one of our special Opera Cruises aboard La Bella Vita in Italy is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.
The real highlight as you take your top-priced front stalls seats to enjoy a performance of one of the best-known operas, such as Verdi’s ‘Aida‘, or Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, in the magnificent setting of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona. You will ALSO visit the fascinating Arena Muse Opera, a wonderful museum devoted to the history of opera, followed by dinner in the delightful courtyard restaurant.
During our opera cruises, there are visits to some wonderful baroque theatres, such as the Gran Teatro La Fenice, where the premières of operas by composers such as Rossini and Verdi were performed, and the intimate Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, with its bell-shaped interior that opened with a concert by a 13-year-old Mozart in 1770.
And, of course, there is a lot more to see as you cruise across the Venetian Lagoon past its colourful islands and on through the Po Valley – visits to the famous fish market in Chioggia, the Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara and the stunning Ducal Palace in Mantua, as well as wine tastings and dinner in a private stately home where Lord Byron wrote some of his best poetry.
This 6 night adventure is a wonderful combination for what Italy is famous for – wonderful food and wine, Renaissance architecture and of course – opera!
For 2024, an Opera Cruise is available in July, and is subject to ticket availability. This includes premium seat tickets at the magnificent Roman amphitheatre – the Arena di Verona. The following departure is currently open for cabin bookings:
- 7th July 2024 – Aida
*Supplement Applies on all Opera Cruises
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