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.
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.
Be seated in the ...
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 ...Click for More Details
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. ...Click for More Details
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 ...Click for More Details
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 ...Click for More Details
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...Click for More Details
“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!!”
“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.”
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 ...Read More