Opera Cruises in Italy

August 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our popular Opera Cruise on board La Bella Vita in 2018 commences on Saturday August 25th, for 7 nights.

This special cruise includes 1 night (August 25th) at the Hotel du Torri in Verona, a performance of Bizet’s Carmen at the Arena di Verona (best seats in the House) with dinner before inside the Opera Museum. The Opera themed 6-night cruise commences on Sunday August 26th and cruises from Venice to Mantua.

This special departure is available for booking on a per cabin basis.

The price for a Stateroom  for 7 nights is €4,090 and for a Junior Suite €4,790.  Rate per person based on 2 sharing.

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.
Before your cruise from Venice to Mantua begins, we will take you to Verona to visit the fascinating Arena Muse Opera, a wonderful museum devoted to the history of opera, followed by dinner in the delightful courtyard restaurant.
Then 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 Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, in the magnificent setting of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona.
Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona
© Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona
At the end of a memorable evening, you are transferred back to your hotel in Verona, where next day, there will be a guided tour of this, one of the Veneto’s most charming cities, before joining La Bella Vita in Venice.
During the 6-night cruise, 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.
 © Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona
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 7 day adventure is a wonderful combination for what Italy is famous for – wonderful food and wine, Renaissance architecture and of course – opera!

The itinerary includes 1 night’s stay in the Hotel du Torri in Verona and most importantly, an evening at the opera in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, to watch of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the Arena di Verona (August 25 – September 1 2018) from the best seats in the house