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Enjoy a tour of northern Italy’s finest towns, a performance of La Traviata, and talks from classical music broadcaster John Suchet

The cities of northern Italy offer some of the greatest architecture and culture in all of Europe. This tour includes visits to Venice, Padova, Verona and Lake Garda. Guests will enjoy a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera masterpiece La Traviata at the Roman amphitheatre Verona Arena. Classical music expert and Verdi biographer John Suchet will deliver presentation talks.

On this seven-day trip you'll get the chance to visit the canals, bridges, palaces and squares of beautiful Venice, as well as the nearby cities of Padova, Verona, Vicenza and Mantova. You'll also have a whole day to explore Lake Garda, both from the shore and from the water.

One evening, after a three-course dinner and introductory talk from John Suchet, you'll enjoy a performance of Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata. There is also the option of booking a supplementary ticket for Verdi's early opera Nabucco.

John Suchet is a former TV reporter and newscaster. Author of five composer biographies, including Verdi, he now presents the nightly concert on Classic FM.

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John Suchet
Writer and broadcaster

Classic FM host John Suchet is a respected author and presenter, who reported and presented the news on ITN from 1976-2004. He joined Classic FM in 2010, and hosts its most listened-to programme, the Weekday Morning Show. Renowned as one of Britain's experts on Ludwig van Beethoven, he has written six books about the composer.

Price includes

  • Return scheduled flights with EasyJet from London Gatwick to Venice.
  • Six nights' B&B at Hotel Campo Marzio in Vicenza.
  • Guided tour of Vicenza.
  • Poltronissima ticket for La Traviata at the Verona Opera Festival. Free upgrade to Poltronissima Silver for Telegraph subscribers.
  • Two three-course dinners with talks from John Suchet.
  • Tour manager throughout

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Aug 29, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 4, 2022
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£2,225*

* Please note, this price is for Telegraph subscribers only, per person, based on two sharing. Single supplement £264. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Travel Editions, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media, with TS Tours acting as agent. Travel Editions is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.

From
Mon, Mon, Aug 29, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 4, 2022
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£2,300*

* This price is for all other Telegraph readers, per person, based on two sharing. Single supplement £264. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Travel Editions, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media, with TS Tours acting as agent. Travel Editions is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Vicenza
    Vicenza, Italy

    Fly from Gatwick to Venice with EasyJet and transfer to your hotel in Vicenza. Enjoy drinks and nibbles before an introductory talk from the tour manager.

  2. Day
    2
    Mantova
    Mantova, Italy

    Explore the city of Mantova at your leisure. The former Italian Capital of Culture, this city played a significant role in the history of opera. Its old town is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    3
    Venice
    Venice, Italy

    Thanks to its canals, bridges, squares, palaces and gondolas, Venice is one of the most famous cities in all of Europe. Take the train and explore it at your leisure.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Padova, Verona and La Traviata
    Verona, Italy

    During the morning you'll explore Padova, with its churches, villas, frescoes, arcaded streets and the world's oldest botanical garden. In the afternoon you'll travel to Verona for a three-course dinner and talk from John Suchet. In the evening you'll watch a performance of Verdi's famous opera La Traviata.

    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    5
    Lake Garda
    Lake Garda, Italy

    You have all day to explore the beautiful Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. Perhaps walk the shore, take a boat trip or visit the lakeside towns. In the evening there's a talk from John Suchet and a three-course dinner with wine at the hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Vicenza walking tour
    Vicenza, Italy

    During the morning you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Vicenza. There is the option of a second opera performance in Verona - Verdi's Nabucco - at a supplementary cost.

    Meals - Breakfast
  7. Day
    7
    Return home
    Venice, Italy

    Transfer to Venice airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Campo Marzio

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Vicenza, Italy

Four-star hotel in Vicenza city centre

Only 200 metres away from Vicenza railway station and 500 metres from the Basilica Palladiana, the Hotel Campo Marzio is a friendly four-star hotel with multilingual staff, Economy Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites all come with free Wi-Fi internet connection, telephone, safe, minibar, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, complimentary bath products, desk, TV with satellite channels, heating and air conditioning. Services include a parking area, free bike hire, a bar, breakfast in your room upon request, a concierge service and babysitting service and meeting and banquet areas.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Aug 29, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 4, 2022
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£2,225*

* Please note, this price is for Telegraph subscribers only, per person, based on two sharing. Single supplement £264. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Travel Editions, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media, with TS Tours acting as agent. Travel Editions is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.

From
Mon, Mon, Aug 29, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 4, 2022
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£2,300*

* This price is for all other Telegraph readers, per person, based on two sharing. Single supplement £264. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Travel Editions, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media, with TS Tours acting as agent. Travel Editions is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.

Call now to book 02039938321
Quote ref: TEL SUCHET OPERA