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Once in a Lifetime Events in Italy

A thrilling mix of some of our favourite Italian breaks. Choose from a wide range of operas in fantastic locations, all with top level tickets, in Verona, Venice, Milan or maybe all three!

Alternatively, experience a once in a lifetime Venice Carnival balls where you can dance and be entertained the night away whilst dressed in authentic, stunning period costume.

Or maybe the Siena Palio horse race will be the one to tempt you! We include full Palio introduction on a guided tour so that you can fully immerse yourself in all things Palio. Choose from a wide selection of the best, most exclusive viewing positions for witnessing the Siena Palio race.

Whichever option you choose, we have a fantastic trip which we can tailor-make to suit you, and starts from the moment you arrive in Italy, where you are looked after until you return home.

Verona Opera Holidays

June Dates Sold out

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £895
Available: 08 July - 9 September 2019
3 nights

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £895
Available: 08 July - 9 September 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 08 July - 9 September 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £895

This break is perfect for the opera lover or the first timer. Every summer well-loved operas are performed in the unique setting of a Roman open-air arena.

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June Dates Sold out

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

From £3,425 per person
Available: 28 February - 3 March 2019
3 nights

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

From £3,425 per person
Available: 28 February - 3 March 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 28 February - 3 March 2019
3 nights From £3,425 per person

For those wanting to attend the Top VIP Venetian Carnival ball, Il Ballo del Doge is the one to choose. Enjoy an evening like no other dressed in Antonia Sautter's finest ...

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Attending the Siena Palio Horse 2019

Attending the Siena Palio Horse 2019

Price per person: From £1,295
Available: 30 June - 3 July and 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Attending the Siena Palio Horse 2019

Price per person: From £1,295
Available: 30 June - 3 July and 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 30 June - 3 July and 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £1,295

See for yourself up close the historical Siena Palio horse race. This twice yearly trip is ideal for anyone who loves history, horse racing and the beautiful Tuscany region. ...

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Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break 2019

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break 2019

Price Per Person: From £1,050
Available: 10 July - 26 Aug 2019
3 nights

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break 2019

Price Per Person: From £1,050
Available: 10 July - 26 Aug 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 10 July - 26 Aug 2019
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,050

Every year the Puccini Opera Festival takes place in the scenic surroundings of Torre del Lago. The outdoor arena overlooks the lake, which creates the perfect backdrop for some ...

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Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

Price per person: From £2,470
Available: 1 - 4 March 2019
3 nights

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2019

Price per person: From £2,470
Available: 1 - 4 March 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 1 - 4 March 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £2,470

The Mascheranda Ball is the perfect Venetian Carnival ball for those wanting a party feel. Celebrate in style with the ball that combines traditional dancing, along with the ...

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Milan La Scala Opera Break

Milan La Scala Opera Break

From £995 Per Person
Available: 02 Jan - 30 Nov 2019
3 nights

Milan La Scala Opera Break

From £995 Per Person
Available: 02 Jan - 30 Nov 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 02 Jan - 30 Nov 2019
3 nights From £995 Per Person

Think opera, think La Scala opera house in Milan. La Scala is home to a full schedule of operas and some ballets most months of the year.

Ranging from the well-known to the ...

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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2019

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2019

Price per person: From £1,750
Available: 27 February - 1 March 2019
2 nights

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2019

Price per person: From £1,750
Available: 27 February - 1 March 2019
2 nights

Break Available: 27 February - 1 March 2019
2 nights Price per person: From £1,750

The Tiepolo Ball is for those who really want the most authentic Venetian Carnival Ball experience, with the highest level of traditional dancing.

Now in it's 22nd season, the ...

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Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Now Selling 2019!

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125
Available: All year round
3 nights

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125
Available: All year round
3 nights

Break Available: All year round
3 nights Price per person: From £1,125

Whilst your first thoughts of opera houses may fall on La Scala in Milan, Venice also has its own incredible opera house; La Fenice. La Fenice performs an interesting mix of ...

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Now Selling 2019!

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Testimonials

“Mark arranged this holiday for my 50th birthday and it was absolutely fantastic!! It has given us some fabulous memories so thank you so much for your professionalism, local knowledge and attention to detail. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved, including the taxi drivers who were superb!!”

Louise Eedy

“A lovely short break which fully lived up to expectations. Finally, may I also thank you for your assistance with the booking. I got the impression from your own professionalism that Weekend a la Carte would be a good company to travel with, and we were not disappointed.”

Marilyn

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Travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express into another world!

Travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express into another world!

By: auro9ite | Posted: 18 Oct 2018

For many travelling on the Venice Simplon Orient Express is on their bucket list and is a “Once in a Lifetime Special Experience”. For me I thought it would be an outstanding way to travel between two fabulous ...

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Where to dine in Verona

Where to dine in Verona

By: Hannah Netting | Posted: 14 Mar 2018

We are often asked by our clients who on a Verona Opera Trip with us where to eat in central Verona - here are our top favourite recommendations.Al Cristo Situated in the heart of Verona, Ristorante Al Cristo is the ...

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