Year End Spectacular: Opera Season 2020, New Hotel Partner, Airline news and much more from Cultural Italy

Year End Spectacular: Opera Season 2020, New Hotel Partner, Airline news and much more from Cultural Italy

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Jet Lag Cures
From Travel and Leisure
" Meghan Markle Used This Tried-and-true Jet Lag Cure On Her Last Trip to NYC — Here’s How You Can Do It Too."

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Spotlight City: Perugia
Home to the famed Umbria Jazz Festival and Eurochocolate, Perugia is perfectly situated in Umbria, the 'other' Tuscany. This hilltop city has spectacular views, ancient aquaducts and fortresses to explore. Whether it's a white truffle festival or Winter Jazz Festival to incite you to visit, add this as a stop in our Enchanting Italy Tour.

Opera Season 2020
Season offerings are as diverse and rich as ever, peruse below:
Teatro La Fenice & Teatro Malibran, Venice
A Hand of Bridge Barber January
Bluebeard’s Castle Bartk January
L'Elisir d'amore Donizetti February
La Traviata Verdi January/August/September/October
Carmen Bizet March/April
Rigoletto Verdi April/May
Farnace Vivaldi April/May
Faust Gounod May
Rinaldo Händel June/July
Roberto Devereux  Donizetti June/July
Aida Verdi August/September
Il Trovatore Verdi September / October
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini October
Prima la musica poi le parole Salieri October
Der Schauspieldirektor  Mozart October
La Cambiale di Matrimonio Rossini October
 Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Piacenza
Falstaff Verdi January 24, 26
Lucrezia Borgia Romani February 26, March 1
Turandot Puccini March 20
Pelléas et Mélisande  Debussy April 17, 19
Mefistofele Boito November 6, 8
Teatro Opera di Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence
Risurrezione Alfano January
La Traviata Verdi February/March/April
Don Pasquale Donizetti February/March
Rinaldo Händel March/April
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Rome
I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini January/February
Evgenij Onegin Tchaikovsky February
Turandot Puccini March/April
Kát’a Kabanová Janáček April
Luisa Miller Verdi May Messa da Requiem Verdi May 30th Carmen Bizet June
The Rake's Progress Stravinsky October
Oedipus Rex Stravinsky October
La Traviata Verdi November Rome Opera Omnia  Opera Serenades by Night: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini All Months 2020 Dinner with Vivaldi March through October 
We are currently updating our website with all
2020 events and concerts.
Click here for the latest updates
or contact one of our Travel Designers.
Last Minute Holiday Travel Inspiration
Skiing this year? Perhaps going to one of the many Holiday markets? Embracing Italian customs like the Befana Festival or Ephiphany? We’ve linked to many of our blog posts and tours but let us custom create something for you! 
New Hotel Partner
Inspired by the luxurious gardens of the many villas around the lake, Mandarin Oriental is a 5-star luxury Resort on Lake Como surrounded by a botanical garden. Situated on the eastern shore the resort offers multiple guestrooms, suites and 2 private villas. The spa features a heated indoor pool, fitness center, relaxation lounge and a variety of spa treatments. Private personal training or yoga sessions are also available. The lake area offers a wide array of sports and adventure activities, including climbing, fishing, golfing, parachuting, watersports and horse-riding, to name a few and the concierges are happy to arrange these experiences. Enjoy dining or the afternoon tea at CO.MO Bar & Bistrot or fine dining at L’ARIA with authentic Mediterranean cuisine inspired by local seasonal products.

Book your stay now.
Concerts and Events
Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition
May You Live In Interesting Times closes November 24th
Patti Smith Multiple Dates SELLING OUT
Trieste November 25 Spoleto December 3

Rome Jazz Festival through December 1

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2019 Turin December 5-8

Futurismo Art Exhibit Pisa through February 9

Contact our Travel Designers for the latest offerings.
From the Blog
Did You Know...
A Self-taught Nun painted one of the most significant pieces of Renaissance art? Read more about her here on the blog.

And see her restored works by adding a stop
in our Journey of a Lifetime Tour.

Airline Insider Scoop

The Latest in Air Travel

United Airlines Upgrades its Upgrade System
Alaska Airlines terminates American relationship
Milan's Linate Airport re-opens
Alitalia new non-stop flight from SFO to Rome 2020
Norwegian Air Increases Flights

From our Guestbook

A Trip with Friends

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Vacations For the Soul
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. - Sir Michael Palin

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