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Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua | Hayllar Music Tours


Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua

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Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua | Hayllar Music Tours


Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


OPERA & ART IN VERONA & MANTUA

1–4 AUGUST 2019 (4 DAYS) | TWO OPERA PERFORMANCES, PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS & A GOURMET LUNCH

Finish your European trip with an incomparable four days in Verona, one of Italy’s most beautiful and charming cities. Enjoy two opera performances at Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre built in the 1st-century, along with private guided tours of Verona and Mantua, lunch overlooking stunning Lake Como and three nights at the renowned 5-star Due Torri Hotel, a 14th-century palace in the historic centre of Verona.

AUD$3,050 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

LOYALTY CLUB PRICE: AUD$2,897.50

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$520

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

Places available

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY OUR CONNECTED TOUR SALZBURG FESTIVAL, MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL & BREGENZ FESTIVAL

Tour Leader Anna Goldsworthy

tour leader

Anna Goldsworthy

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Overview | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Overview

Overview | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Overview

performances

  • Two opera performances, Bizet's Carmen and Verdi's Aida, enjoyed in the spectacular outdoor venue of Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre built in the 1st-century and still in use today.

OVERVIEW

  • Private guided tours of the iconic and beautiful Italian cities of Verona and Mantua, in which we visit historically important and beautiful buildings.

  • Lunch overlooking stunning Lake Como.

  • Three nights staying at the renowned 5-star Due Torri Hotel, a 14th-century palace in the historic centre of Verona.

tour leader

Anna Goldsworthy

Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally, and as a chamber musician she is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. Anna records for the ABC Classics label. Her most recent CD is ‘Beethoven Piano Trios’ with Seraphim Trio, released in February 2016. She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.

Musical highlights of 2017 include solo appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; a nine-city solo piano tour of China; Seraphim Trio’s Australian concert season celebrating the history of the piano trio; and Seraphim Trio’s London debut. Anna will also curate the mini-festival ‘Chamber Landscapes’ for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, and edit Best Australian Essays 2017.

Hotels

DUE TORRI HOTEL, VERONA

Due Torri Hotel is a 14th-century palace situated in the historic centre of Verona near the church of Saint Anastasia, Juliet's balcony, and the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, site of the Verona Opera Festival. The Due Torri Lounge & Restaurant, situated in the hotel’s magnificent, spacious lobby, serves innovative regional and international cuisine. There is also a courtyard cafe and a terrace eatery with panoramic city views.

1–4 August 2019 (4 DAYS)

AUD$3,050 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$520

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

PLACES AVAILABLE

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Itinerary | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Itinerary

Itinerary | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1 | THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019

1ST OF 3 NIGHTS AT DUE TORRI HOTEL, VERONA

BREGENZ TO VERONA: 

Today we travel from Bregenz, through breathtaking, scenic Switzerland to Verona, in Italy. On the way we stop at spectacular Lake Como for a delicious lunch. In the late afternoon we arrive at the luxury 5-star Due Torri Hotel, a 14th-century palace, conveniently situated in the historic centre of Verona. This evening is free to relax or to explore Verona. 

DAY 2 | FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2019

2ND OF 3 NIGHTS AT DUE TORRI HOTEL, VERONA

EXCURSION TO MANTUA:

This morning we travel by private coach to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mantua, famous for its artistic and cultural heritage. On arrival we have a private guided walking tour of central Mantua to help us to understand and enjoy its history, architecture and artistic legacy. We proceed to an exclusive private guided tour of the Teatro Bibiena, designed in late Baroque or early Rococo style by Antonio Galli Bibiena. A few weeks after its official opening in December 1769, thirteen year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed a resoundingly successful concert here. His father, Leopold Mozart, wrote of the theatre: “In all my life, I have never seen anything more beautiful of its kind.” We then have a guided tour of the grand Ducal Palace with its some 500 rooms. Built between the 14th and the 17th-century by the Gonzaga family as their royal residence, the buildings which comprise the palace are connected by corridors and galleries and are enhanced by inner courts and wide gardens. 

We return to Verona and in the early evening we have a talk about this evening’s opera. We then walk together to Arena di Verona, Verona’s beautiful and remarkably well-preserved 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, where we attend a performance of Bizet's Carmen

DAY 3 | SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019

3RD OF 3 NIGHTS AT DUE TORRI HOTEL, VERONA

VERONA:

This morning we have a guided walking tour of central Verona to discover the city’s history, architecture and culture. The tour includes the busy Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe, in antiquity a Roman Forum and today one of the most picturesque squares in Italy. We see the Scaligeri family’s elegant gothic tombs, and we stroll through the Piazza dei Signori featuring, on its north side, the 15th-century Loggia del Consiglio, Verona's finest Renaissance structure, and the opulent Palazzo degli Scaligeri. Following our tour we enjoy a delicious lunch. 

The afternoon is free. In the early evening we have a talk about this evening’s opera and then attend our second opera performance at the festival, Verdi's Aida

DAY 4 | SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019

Following our final buffet breakfast at the hotel, the tour concludes.

Please note: There may be some changes to the itinerary depending on the final confirmation of performances.

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY OUR CONNECTED TOUR SALZBURG FESTIVAL, MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL & BREGENZ FESTIVAL

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Inclusions | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Inclusions

Inclusions | Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua


Inclusions

INCLUSIONS

1–4 AUGUST 2019 (4 DAYS)

AUD$3,050 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$520

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

INCLUSIONS:

  • Performances: Premium seats for two performances at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival. 
    Please note: the festival will announce its 2019 season in late 2018.

  • Tour Leader and Talks: Tour leadership and background talks by Anna Goldsworthy.

  • Hotel: 3 nights' accommodation at the 5-star Due Torri Hotel, Verona. Porterage of one piece of luggage at the hotel

  • Travel: Land travel by private air-conditioned coach.

  • Meals/Drinks: Full buffet breakfast each morning. Two lunches with wine, soft drinks and tea/coffee.

  • Entry Fees and Guided Tours: Entrance fees for museums, art galleries etc. as stated in your itinerary. Expert local guides will be used at some sites. 

  • Tips: Tips for drivers, local guides and meals included in your itinerary.

  • Information Pack: Comprehensive pre-tour information pack.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International/Domestic Travel: Hayllar Music Tours can provide you with a quote. Phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com

  • Airport Transfers: Transfers to/from airports and hotels at the beginning and end of tours. These can be arranged at an additional cost. 

  • Special Taxes: Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will endeavour to advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart.

  • Visas: Costs associated with obtaining visas for countries visited on the tour. Please note that Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa to enter Italy.

  • Travel Insurance: Please note that you are required to have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the duration of your tour. Hayllar Music Tours can organise your travel insurance for you. Please contact them at phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com

  • Meals: Lunches and dinners not nominated in your itinerary.

  • Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls and mini-bar.

  • Activities in Free Time: Costs associated with any activities suggested for you in your free time.

SMALL GROUP SIZE

The tour will operate with 8 people. The maximum number on the tour will be 20 people.

FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED - LEVEL 1

All members of the group must feel comfortable walking for 1–2 hours, standing for long periods of time in museums, art galleries etc and embarking/disembarking coaches.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note that booking terms and conditions apply. Click here for the booking terms and conditions.

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OPERA & ART IN VERONA & MANTUA

DEPOSIT ONLY | AUD$600 PER PERSON

1–4 AUGUST 2019 (4 DAYS) | TWO OPERA PERFORMANCES, PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS & A GOURMET LUNCH

With optional Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival Main Tour | AUD$600 additional deposit per person

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