Gay Opera Vacation: Venice, Milan, Verona

2024 Operas: Werther, Ariadne Auf Naxos, Turandot

2025 Operas: Nabucco, TBA, TBA

From €2890 or USD $2950

Deposit €500 or USD $540

15 – 22 June 2024

14 – 21 June 2025

Highlights of our Gay Opera Vacation

  • 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: Werther, Ariadne Auf Naxos, Turandot
  • 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 cuisines
  • 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 incredible visibility seats included in the price
  • Travel with your Italy Gay Travels host

Milan, Verona, Venice

€2890 or USD $2990 sharing in a double room.

At the moment of Booking a Deposit (€500) is required. Final Payment is due no later than 60 days before Departure.

If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €790 or USD $949.

Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.


Fly IN and OUT of Milan airports (MIL) or Venice (VCE):

  • Malpensa (MXP)
  • Linate (LIN)
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY)
  • Venice (VCE)


Price per person (based on shared double room)

  • €2890 or USD $2990 sharing in a double room

At the moment of Booking a Deposit (€500) is required. Final Payment is due no later than 60 days before Departure.

Single supplement €790 or USD $990.

Services included

  • 7 Nights in 3/4 star hotels or bed and breakfasts (breakfast included)
  • High speed trains between cities
  • Private walking tours in English
  • All transportation and transfers between places
  • Tickets to all the Operas with great visibility seats
  • 3 Dinners

Services not included

  • 3.5% Credit Card Commission Fee
  • Flights IN and OUT
  • City Taxes
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • Tips
  • Insurance and everything not listed as Included

Single supplement per person

  • €790 or USD $990 in Double Room single occupancy


  • 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of activities)
This tour is accessible to anyone.
En suite rooms in 3 / 4 star Hotels and B&B. 7 breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 2 Aperitifs included.
There will be a full briefing on the first day. You will have 24/7 support throughout the tour. You will be provided with an assistance number you can call us at any time during your stay.

Join Italy Gay Travels on our own Gay Opera Tour!

Join Italy Gay Travels on a not-to-be-missed Tour of the worldwide Gay Opera Capitals: Milan, Verona and Venice. Our Gay Opera Vacation will start from one of the most fascinating yet less known cities in Northern Italy, Verona. The city hosts the best preserved open-air Opera theatre in the world, the Arena. Turandot by Puccini in the enchanting atmosphere of one of the oldest Roman amphitheaters still surviving will be for sure an amazing night of our very own Gay Opera Tour!

We will then move to 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 the fantastic Milano Pride and spend a night at La Scala Theatre for an unforgettable Opera night: Werther by Jules Massenet 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 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 Ariadne Auf Naxos by Strauss.

On our 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 in the world capital of fashion anyone?


Day 1

Welcome to Verona – Arena Opera Night: Turandot by Puccini

Welcome to Verona, home of  Romeo & Juliet! As well as the first stop of our very own Gay Opera Tour.

In the afternoon we meet in the hotel for a welcome meeting. This is our opportunity to meet each other and have a full briefing on the Opera adventure that lies ahead.

Soon after, we take off for a welcome dinner, on us of course! From there, we make our way to the Verona Arena for one of the most famous and iconic operas by Giacomo Puccini, Turandot. The setting is spectacular: the biggest Open Air Theatre in the world.

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Overnight in Verona


Day 2

Verona Walking Tour

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 Della Scala family, rulers of Verona at time of the Romeo and Juliet romance.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city at your own pace. Shopping anyone?

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Verona


Day 3

Verona to Milan – Pizza Dinner

After breakfast, we take a train to reach the second destination of our Gay Opera Tour: the Italian capital of fashion and business!

After checking into our accommodation, do as you please: this is a free afternoon to explore the city at your own pace.

Whatever you choose to do, please join us for a delicious Pizza Dinner on us! You will savour one of the best Pizzas in Milan!

After dinner an escapade of Gay bar hopping will end the evening nicely! Milan is the Gay City Capital of Italy for a reason!

Meals included: Breakfast, Pizza Dinner

Overnight in Milan


Day 4

Como and the Lake

After breakfast we will head off for a private a tour of lake Como, including Bellagio. 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.

Enjoy a delicious lunch (your expenses) by the lake with incredible views. At the end of the tour, we will make our way back to Milan.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Milan


Day 5

Around Milano – La Scala Opera Night: Werther by Jules Massenet

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. You can ask  your Italy Gay Travels hosts any help and tips about the city and what to do. They are here to guide you!

A bit of time to relax, then it’s time to join the second Opera included in this amazing Opera Vacation: Werther by Jules Massenet

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Milan


Day 6

Milan to Venice

After breakfast we take the high speed train to reach the last stop of our unforgettable Gay Opera Tour: Venice.

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world!

After checking into your hotel, feel free to explore this historical city at your own pace.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight in Venice


Day 7

Venice Walking Tour – La Fenice Opera Night: Ariadne Auf Naxos by Richard Strauss

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.

In the evening we will enjoy the last Opera night of our very own Gay Opera Tour at the iconic La Fenice Opera theatre in Venice: Ariadne Auf Naxos by Richard Strauss is on stage.

After the Opera, join us a Farewell Dinner on us in one of the charming restaurants of this fantastic old city!

Meals included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Overnight in Venice


Day 8

See you soon!

After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and hope that we see you the next time!

Meals included: Breakfast


One week with us is not enough? Then you should consider to join us on the week before for our back to back Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast Vacation: discover Italy with us!