Join us on a not-to-be-missed Italy Gay Tour of the worldwide Gay Opera Capitals: Milan, Verona and Venice. Our Gay Opera Tour will start from Venice, the charming city on everyone’s Romance list that will fascinate you with its regal history and architecture. We will pay homage to La Fenice Opera House where we will enjoy Roberto Devereux by an Italian composer, Roberto Donizetti.
After we will head into the Fashion Capital of Italy, Milan of course, where we will discover the amazing history of the city. We will enjoy its exuberant gay nightlife and spend a night at La Scala for an unforgettable Opera night: Un Ballo in Maschera by Puccini is on.
A day trip exploring Como and its lake is without a doubt a highlight on this tour.
We will end our Gay Opera Tour in Verona, one of the most fascinating yet less known cities in Northern Italy. The city hosts the best preserved open-air Opera theatre in the world, the Arena.
On this Gay Opera Tour you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded gay men from all over the world, as well as discover some of the most beautiful cities in Italy in a friendly, familiar, safe environment. You will also have free time to do what you like the most, shopping anyone?
• Discover Milan, Verona and Venice, home to the best Opera Houses of the world
• Enjoy stunning performances at La Scala of Milan, the Arena of Verona, and La Fenice in Venice
• 3 scintillating Operas: Roberto Deveroux by Donizetti, Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi and Nabucco by Verdi
• Relive the history of the greatest artists of all time and awe at their renowned works
• Enjoy the exuberant gay nightlife of Milan
• Eat like a local and palate the flavours of some of the best Italian restaurants
• Experience the history of Italy through the ages
• Learn the history and discover the highlights of the cities with our walking tours in English
• Make new friends from all over the world
• High speed trains between cities
• Tickets to all three operas with good seats included in the price
• Travel with your Italy Gay Travel hosts
Day 1 - Sunday
Welcome to Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world! As well as the first stop of our very own Gay Opera Tour.
In the afternoon we make our way to the theatre: it’s Opera Time! You will enjoy a magnificent representation of Robert Deveroux by Donizetti at the magnificent La Fenice Opera Theatre in Venice.
After the Opera we will reconvene for a Welcome Dinner: this is our opportunity to meet each other and have a full briefing on the theatricals that lie ahead.
Meals Included: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - Monday
After breakfast, we take a walking tour of the enchanting city of Venice. We will explore San Marco Square, as well as the typical narrow alleys and over stone footbridges characteristic of the city. Discover the sordid secrets and thrills and spills of Venice.
In the afternoon, do as you please. Why not explore some of the colorful islands nearby? Murano, Burano and Torcello are just a short boat ride away.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 3 - Tuesday
After breakfast, we take a train to reach the second destination of our Gay Opera Tour: Milan. After checking into our accommodation, do as you please: this is a free afternoon to explore the fashion capital of Italy at your own pace.
In the evening we will meet at La Scala Theatre, where we will have a night enjoying the second opera night included in the tour: Un Ballo in Maschera, one of Puccini’s masterpieces.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 4 - Wednesday
After a hearty breakfast the Gay Opera Tour embarks on a tour of the best-known sights of Milan. Starting in Duomo Square, we will have the opportunity to visit Milan’s Cathedral (entrance fee not included). Next off is a stroll in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele before making our way to the Sforza Castle.
Enjoy lunch and stroll around Milan at your own pace for the rest of the afternoon or if you prefer, you can join us for an optional walking tour exploring areas of Milan, such as Navigli and Isola.
The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax and do as you please, this is a good opportunity to do a spot of shopping, Milan darlin, Milan!
In the evening, get ready for a delicious Typical Dinner near Porta Venezia, the gay area of the city. An escapade of Gay bar hopping will end the evening nicely: the first drink is on us!
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 5 - Thursday
After breakfast we will head to Como for a tour of the city and its lake. Our exclusive Gay Opera Tour allows a relaxed pace to take in the picturesque landscapes and beautiful landmarks of this city. Enjoy ‘la Dolce Vita’ among villas of delight and gardens.
We will take the ferry in Como and discover the lake and amazing villas around it.
Enjoy a delicious typical lunch by the lake with incredible views. At the end of the tour, we will make our way back to Milan.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 6 - Friday
After breakfast we take the high speed train to reach the last stop of our unforgettable Gay Opera Tour: Verona.
Verona is one of the most beautiful, yet less known, cities in Northern Italy, famous for being the setting of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.
After checking into your hotel, feel free to explore this historical city at your own pace. But do not forget that tonight is Pizza night on us!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Pizza Dinner
Day 7 - Saturday
In the morning, our Gay Opera Tour undertakes a guided tour of Verona.
Meander through the streets, squares and bridges of Verona in the words of the great Shakespeare. Visit Juliet’s tomb, Romeo’s house, and Juliet’s balcony. Get the true sense of the historical background of the legend. Not stopping there, we will also explore the palaces and places of the Scala family, rulers of Verona at time of the Romeo and Juliet romance.
In the evening join us for a Farewell Aperitif before heading to the biggest Open air Opera Theatre in the World, the Verona Arena. We will enjoy the opening night of one of the most famous and iconic operas by Verdi, Nabucco.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Farewell Aperitif
Day 8 - Sunday
See you soon!
After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and hope that we see you the next time!
You can also join us for the next big adventure: the Sensational Naples, Capri and Amalfi Coast Gay Tour taking place the following week, 5 – 12 July 2020.