Outdoor Opera: Verona, Italy


2013 was the 100th Anniversary of the Arena di Verona.

Even for people who are not heavily into opera, this is a spectacular event. The Arena is located in the heart of Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliette and close to other enchanting Italian vacation spots. This trip combines culture and romance.

 This trip combines culture and romance.

For instance this event could easily be combined with the Tortellini Festival in Valeggio-sul-Mincio, which is only 28 km from Verona and takes place on June 17, 2014. From there it is a short drive to Lake Garda for a restful vacation.


Venice is only 117km /73miles from Verona by car or you can take the train. Milan is about 165 km from Verona where you could also visit the magical Lake Como area.


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DSCN2342Arena di Verona Tickets for the Festival 2014 at the Arena di Verona are already on sale. The 92nd edition of the Opera Festival at the Arena in Verona will start on June 20 and ends on September 7, 2014. For the 2014 Festival 6 different operas and 3 special events will be presented, for a total of 54 performances. Starting on June 20, 2014 with Un Ballo in Maschera and continuing in this order with Carmen, Aida, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Placido Domingo sings Verdi, Carmina Burana, Roberto Bolle & Friends and Romeo & Juliette. Tickets can be purchased from the Arena di Verona website

Price range EUR 26- EUR 189 (click here for a currency converter)  




Suggestion: An open date ticket for the Arena di Verona would make a great gift!





Hotel recommendation: Hotel Accademia located in the heart of Verona’s exclusive shopping street and close to the Arena.

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Of Note: Outdoor Opera Performances at the Arena di Verona, Italy ~ This event is mentioned in the author’s novel: “Desperate Pursuit in Venice” when one of the male main characters invites the protagonist to the Arena dDSCN2357i Verona. For more information, visit the author’s website by clicking on her name, below.  

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  1. This is a very tantalizing offering. the photos make you see and taste it. What a wonderful story. I bet Opera even sounds better in this setting. 

  2. I love this article! i am traveling abroad this summer and this just made me soo much more excited. Getting a little taste of over seas life and I’m drooling!!

  3. Thank you Karynne for bringing back some wonderful memories! I would add Mantua to your list of breathtaking places. Its Palazzo Ducale and its historical centre are among the most beautiful Italian spots for art lovers. And when you are tired of walking on cobble stones and centuries old pavements stop for a chunk of Torta Sbrisolona (a crumbly pie made of almonds) and a glass of sweet wine.

  4. Thank you Ilaria. I have not visited Mantua yet. I will put it on my long list of places to see and meanwhile will visit it virtually to get acquainted with this enchanting location.

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