This June, the city of Verona will come alive with the sound of arias and orchestra with the arrival of opera season at the Arena di Verona – the world’s oldest open-air opera festival and a must-do for culture vultures. It’s the perfect excuse for #TeamCoco to dust off our best dress for the occasion. Located just steps from the Arena, luxury bolthole Palazzo Victoria offers the perfect base from which to enjoy the occasion, with an operatic tenor available to serenade guests in the privacy of their own suite.
Hosted within the breathtaking Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheatre built in 100 AD, the Arena di Verona Festival offers visitors an incredible musical experience. With this season’s calendar bursting with traditional opera productions such as Carmen, Aida and La Traviata and punctuated with performances from contemporary artists such as Adele, Black Sabbath and Kraftwerk, there has never been a better time to visit. Music-lovers seeking the perfect hotel to complement their experience need look no further than Palazzo Victoria, which offers guests a unique front-row opera performance. With the ‘Victoria’s Serenade’ package*, guests are treated to a solo from an operatic tenor whilst being served drinks and canapés. As Shakespeare himself said, “if music be the food of love, play on”.
Five-star hotel Palazzo Victoria is located in the heart of Verona’s historic city centre, providing a luxurious base from which to explore the city and surrounding regions. Built on Medieval and Roman ruins which have been carefully preserved and featured throughout, the 74-room hotel blends rich heritage with seamless service, first-rate technology and bespoke amenities to truly encapsulate the very best of Italian culture and living.
*The Victoria’s Serenade package costs from € 1,000 for a three-night stay including VAT (not including city tax).
Rooms at Palazzo Victoria are available from €264 per night including VAT (not including city tax). To book, call +39 045 596 508 or visit www.palazzovictoria.com
Opera performance dates in 2016:
24 June – 27 August: Carmen
25 June – 27 August: Aida
2 July – 30 July: La Traviata
18 July: Roberto Bolle and Friends
23 July – 25 August: Turandot
6 August – 26 August: Il Trovatore
Other summer performances:
28 – 29 May: Adele
13 June: Black Sabbath
11 July: David Gilmour
4 July: Il Volo
25 July: Kraftwerk