Monday 4 March 2013

To celebrate the Verona Opera Festival centenary this summer Saga Holidays will be taking culture lovers to experience an opera in the world-famous amphitheatre.

Enjoy the wonder of the 100th Anniversary of the Verona Opera Festival

After feasting their senses, travellers will visit the Italian lakes and savour the region’s wines.

Verona offers an atmosphere like no other and Saga passengers will enjoy two Verdi operas from Aida, Rigoletto, La Traviata or Nabucco.

Three concert talks will also be included during the holiday, ideal for those with an ear for the opera’s history.

Built in 30 AD, the amphitheatre boasts an intricate design which delivers pitch-perfect acoustics. William Shakespeare chose Verona as the setting for Romeo & Juliet, and visitors will have time to savour the city's architecture, including UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Luxurious Golf Hotel Paradiso offers guests views over Lake Garda and is a stone’s throw from the picturesque town of Peschiera.

Saga passengers can also explore Lake Garda on a day's boat excursion and develop their palate on a half-day wine-tasting tour in Lazise - both excursions are included in the holiday price.

Adventurous travellers may choose an optional excursion to the Dolomite Mountains where they can discover a terrain steeped in history.

Prices start from £1299 for departures in July and August. This holiday is on a half board basis and includes travel insurance, return flights and transfers, porterage at the hotel, two opera performances at the Amphitheatre, a wine tour, a boat excursion on Lake Garda and three concert talks.

To book a Saga Holiday visit www.sagaholidays.co.uk or call 0800 300 500


Editor’s Notes:
Saga Travel is part of the Saga Group, which is the UK’s leading provider of holidays, products and services specifically designed for people aged 50 and over. With over 2 million customers, Saga provides insurance, financial services and holidays and publishes the monthly Saga Magazine.

Saga Holidays are available exclusively for people aged 50 and over, with a travelling partner of 40 or over. Single rooms are available at no extra cost on many hotel stays and tours and include welcome drink, porterage of luggage and cancellation cover. If Saga Holidays reduce the price of a holiday once it has been confirmed, the value of the saving will automatically be passed on to customers, which ensures that early bookers never miss out. This is the Saga promise. Saga Holidays also guarantee that the price of a holiday will not be subject to any surcharges, regardless of what may happen to fuel prices or exchange rates.


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