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Gay Group Trip: Italian Opera Tour

Italy is the birthplace of opera, one of the great cultural artforms. It emerged in the early 17th-century, made rather an impression and it’s never really gone out of fashion. Opera captures the drama, tragedy and romance of life. As well as discovering the opera, you’ll also discover Italy’s great architecture in Venice, Milan and Verona. This trip includes three opera shows: Don Giovanni, Aida and I Masnadieri.

Group Trip Breakdown


Day 1: Verona

Verona is one of the less visited cities in Northern Italy. It’s famed as the setting of Romeo And Juliet and it’s suitably romantic. We’ll have a welcome drink and a briefing about the upcoming events. In the evening we’ll be attending a production of Aida.

Meals included: Welcome Aperitif


Day 2: Verona

A visit to Juliet’s balcony is a must when you’re in Verona. We’ll then visit the residences of the Scala family who ruled Verona during the era of Rome & Juliet.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Venice

Today we’ll transfer to Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. We’ll check into our hotel and then you’re free to explore the city at your own pace.

Meals included: Breakfast

Grand Canal Bridge Venice

Day 4: Venice

Today we’ll set out on a city tour of Venice. The streets are made of water – it’s like something out of a work of fiction more so than a real place. Venice has long been associated with art, decadence and, of course, opera.

In the evening, we’ll watch Don Giovanni by Mozart at La Fenice theatre.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 5: Milan

Today we’ll head to the world’s fashion capital, Milan. We’ll go on a guided tour of the city and dine in a classic Milanese restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Typical Dinner


Day 6: Como

Lake Como is a must when you’re in this part of Italy. We’ll sail down the lake on a ferry. It’s one of the most scenic routes in Europe. After lunch, we’ll head back to Milan and dine in Porta Venezia, the local gay area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Pizza Dinner

Day 7: Milan

Today we’ll explore the finest architecture in Milan, including Duomo Square and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. After lunch, you’re free to explore the city at your own pace. You may wish to do some shopping!

In the evening, we’ll head to La Scala for a performance of I Masnadieri by Verdi.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, it’ll be to say goodbye to Italy and your new opera pals. Or, as Madonna said, Ciao Italia.


  • Visit Milan, Verona and Venice
  • See shows at La Scala of Milan, the Arena of Verona, and La Fenice in Venice
  • 3 iconic operas: Don Giovanni by Mozart, Aida by Giuseppe Verdi and I Masnadieri
  • Explore Milan’s gay nightlife
  • Private walking tours
  • Make new friends
  • Tickets to all operas


  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance

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