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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

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Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Break Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)

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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Attending the Siena Palio Horse

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Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights
Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights
Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights

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

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Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Break Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)

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

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,550
Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,550
Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights

Break Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights Price per person: From £2,550

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 (Incl Flights)
Available: Most of the year around
3 nights

Milan La Scala Opera Break

From £995 Per Person (Incl Flights)
Available: Most of the year around
3 nights

Break Available: Most of the year around
3 nights From £995 Per Person (Incl Flights)

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

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,860 (Incl Flights)
Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,860 (Incl Flights)
Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights

Break Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights Price per person: From £1,860 (Incl Flights)

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 23rd season, the ...

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Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

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

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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