Special Events

This section showcases the best of Italian special events. Sit in the 79AD open-air Verona arena to watch the opera with incredible acoustics surrounding you.

Travel to Siena to witness the historical Palio horse race where you can mingle with the locals and feel the build up to this twice yearly event.

The next three options are for those who love Venice - the Venice Carnival is when this floating city really comes alive with masks and intricate costumes while the evenings are filled with partying at the various balls on offer. Then there is the historical Regatta race, which sees the Venetians take to the grand canal in their livery to win first prize. Lastly, the Redentore sees a celebration of when the plague left Venice and is celebrated by a huge firework display by gondola.

Verona Opera Lover's Break 2017
3 night break staying in the centre of Verona, includes Gold Central Stall Opera ticket for Verona di Arena, Verona Pass Card providing free access to many museums and churches, 4 star hotel, flights, and private airport transfers
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Attending the Siena Palio 2017 Siena Palio Race in Italy
3 night break witnessing the spectacular Palio Horse Race. Range of seating available including grandstand, balcony and window options. Palio introduction guide, attending the Palio Trials and Contrada open air dinner.
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Mascheranda Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Treat yourself to this luxurious Venetian Carnival Party Ball! Includes 3 night break in 5 Star hotel, attending the Mascheranda Ball in historical costume and Costume Fitting. This is the ultimate party ball!
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Puccini Opera Festival Indulgence Break 2017
3 night break staying in the centre of Lucca, Puccini's home town. Includes Top Level Gold Seating to the Puccini Torre del Lago Opera Festival on the lake, private airport and opera transfers, Lucca Pass Card and flights.
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Verona Opera and Palio 2017 Palio in Siena
Combine Verona Opera in the very best Gold Central Stall seats at the Arena di Verona, with witnessing the famous Il Palio Horse race in Siena from superb viewing position. Include Pre-Palio horse and jockey selection and Contrada Open Air Dinner.
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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2018
Attend the traditional Tiepolo Ball at the Venice Carnival. The Tiepolo Ball is the most traditional of the carnival balls, with plenty of historical dancing. Also included are period costume hire, Gourmet tasting dinner and staying in a central 5 star hotel.
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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the World Famous Il Ballo del Doge, now in its 25th Edition. This is without doubt the most prestigious of the Venice Carnival balls. Enjoy your time in your historical period costume looking fantastic! Includes Gourmet Tasting Dinner.
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This section showcases the best of Italian special events, most of which can be done in 3-4 days.
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