Gay Group Trip: Italian Opera Tour
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LGBTQ+ Italians enjoy a host of equality and anti-discrimination laws. However, same-sex couples are not able to adopt children together, and the country recently elected an anti-LGBTQ+ government. Italy is a very religious country, but the major cities are all home to vibrant gay scenes.
Verona is famed as the setting of Romeo and Juliet. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers, before a briefing on the upcoming theatre events.
In the evening you’ll be attending a production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot” at Verona’s open-air arena – the biggest open-air theatre in the world.
In the morning you’ll visit Juliet’s balcony and learn about the legend that inspired Shakespeare’s play.
You’ll then visit the palaces of the Scala family who ruled Verona during the period the play is set in. Afternoon at leisure.
You’ll have dinner together with your fellow travelers in the evening.
Today we’ll take a trip to the fashion capital, Milan. Lunch on your own.
You’ll then take a guided tour of the city, following in the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci. In the evening you’ll dine with your fellow travelers in a classic Milanese restaurant.
Today you’ll visit the city of Como and see its famous lake.
You’ll take a ferry down Lake Como and see some of the most beautiful sights in Italy, including the many lakeside villas.
After lunch, you’ll head back to Milan and have a classic Italian Pizza near the city’s gay area, Porta Venezia.
A little bit of bar hopping may be in order.
After breakfast, we’ll head out for a guided tour of the city. We’ll see its main sights, including Duomo Square and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. After lunch, your free to explore the city at your own pace. You can join an optional tour of Navigli and Isola.
Afternoon at leisure. You may wish to do some shopping. This is Milan, dear!
In the evening, you’ll all head to La Scala for a performance of “Werther” by Jules Massenet.
Today you’ll take a train to Venice, the floating city. After you check into your hotel you’re free to explore the city at your own pace.
After breakfast, you’ll set out on a guided walking tour of Venice. You’ll learn about the city’s decadent history, its wild carnivals, and its enigmatic streets.
In this city, the streets are – famously – made of water. It’s like something out of a work of fiction, more so than a real place.
In the evening, you’ll watch “Ariadne Auf Naxos” by Richard Strauss at La Fenice theatre.
After breakfast, it’ll be time to say ciao to your new opera pals and, to quote Madonna, Ciao Italia.
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