Macerata Opera Festival
From 100 points
FROM JULY 19th TO AUGUST 11th 2019
A world famous Opera Festival on a unique stage: Macerata Arena Sferisterio is a a neoclassical Amphitheatre that can host 7000 people. Enjoy the Opera from your “poltronissima” (first rows).
Private cocktail in Arena.
Carmen, 19th, 28th July, 3rd and 10th August
Macbeth, 20th, 26th July, 4th August
Rigoletto, 21st, 27th July, 2nd and 9th August
FIRST DAY: ANCONA AIRPORT, MONTECASSIANO
Arrival at Falconara Airport. Meeting with our assistant and transfer by private minivan/pullman to Montecassiano. Arrival and check-in at a 4 stars hotel. This historic villa was built in the late 18th century by a local nobleman, as a gentlemen’s residence to be used as a meeting place and refreshment stop for hunting parties.
Fish dinner in the restaurant of the hotel, dedicated to the famous composer Gioacchino Rossini, who in 1853 wrote a sonnet entitled “Allegretto” for a celebrated harpist who lived in the villa.
(Possibility to combine food with an unforgettable performance with professional singers and violinists excelling at touching distance!)
Overnight at the Hotel.
SECOND DAY: MONTECASSIANO, LORETO AND MACERATA
After breakfast in hotel, time at leisure for relaxing on the extensive park, over 28,000 sq.m., which makes a beautiful backdrop to the villa with its ancient trees and flower-filled gardens, criss-crossed by paths ideal for strolling. There is also a pool, where guests can relax, swim and sunbathe.
After lunch, transfer to Loreto, a shrine city, which houses the walls of the Holy House of Mary and the Black Madonna patron of the Aviators. Guided tour of the Basilica and the Museum. Among the various objects, there are some estimable canvases by Lorenzo Lotto and a fine collection of Renaissance ceramics and 10 Raphaelesque tapestries.
Grilled meat dinner at one starred Michelin restaurant.
Opera soirée at Sferisterio in “poltronissima” (first rows). Overnight at the Hotel.
THIRD DAY: MONTECASSIANO, CASETTE D’ETE, MACERATA
After breakfast in hotel, departure to Casette D’Ete, for a luxury shopping session at the Il Castagno brand village, the unique outlet center in the middle of first fashion Italian district. It features the outlet shops of some of the most famous Italian fashion brands, where guests will experience a mixture of trends, luxury and savings.
Transfer to the hotel for relaxing. Departure to Macerata. Unforgettable dinner at a well-known restaurant visited and appreciated in the years by very famous people as Rudolf Nureyev and Luciano Pavarotti.
Opera soirée at Sferisterio in “poltronissima” (first rows). (Possibility to enjoy of a private cocktail in Arena!). Overnight at the Hotel.
FORTH DAY: DEPARTURE
Departure with private transfer (deluxe buses or limousine service) to the airport. Assistance during check-in.
REQUEST YOUR PERSONALIZED “OPERA” PROGRAM
AMENITIES & FACILITIESThe package include:
- Private transfers with Minivan/Pullman during the tour (Limited Traffic Zone/parking included)
- 3 nights stay in a 4 stars hotel at Montecassiano in comfort double room
- 3 buffet breakfasts
- Fish dinner in the restaurant of the hotel the first day tour (4 course-menu drinks included).
- HD escorted tour at Loreto with English/German/Russian speaking guide & headphones the second day tour
- Ticket for the Ancient Treasure Museum - Loreto
- Grilled meat dinner at One starred Michelin restaurant at Loreto the second day tour (welcome cocktail, four course-menu drinks included)
- 2 poltronissima (platinum seats) for 2 performances at Sferisterio
- Preferred access to Arena Sferisterio for both performances
- Typical dinner in restaurant at Macerata the third day tour.
For minimum 15 pax groups, tour leader English speaking included!