Sarasota Opera Goes to Italy

April 8 - 20, 2024

An exclusive opportunity for Patrons of Sarasota Opera, hosted by Maestro Victor DeRenzi and General Director Richard Russell, and managed by Aria Tours President David Merritt. 

Rome — Naples — Palermo

Featuring La sonnambula (with Lisette Oropesa) and two concerts in Rome, La Gioconda with Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili in Naples, and The Pearl Fishers plus private concerts in Palermo.

  • ROME: Private tour of the Vatican (Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms), Villa Borghese, Villa Medici, Forum and Colosseum, viewings of Caravaggio’s Madonna di Loreto and St. Matthew paintings.
  • NAPLES: Tour to Pompeii and Ercolano, Archeological Museum.
  • PALERMO: Capella Palatina, Capo Market, Chiesa del Gesù, Monreale, Cefalù.
  • Superb local cuisine, expert-led private tours, relaxed yet carefully curated itinerary, and deluxe transportation including an overnight cruise from Naples to Palermo.

Five-star hotels in each city: ROME - Bernini Bristol — NAPLES - The Vesuvio — PALERMO - Grand Hotel et des Palmes

Tour Costs:
$17,995 per person
Single Supplement cost: $3,000
A portion is a tax-deductible donation to Sarasota Opera

Tour Includes:

  • Airport and in-country transfers
  • Breakfast daily, and one additional meal
  • Top-level tickets for all performances
  • All private tours
  • On-site tour direction
  • Comprehensive tour guidebook

Flights are not included in tour pricing. Flight should be booked for arrival in Rome on April 9, departure from Palermo on April 20.

We provide airport/rail station—hotel transfers for arrivals and departures within 3 days of the start/end of our tour. We also provide transfers for group meals and performances beyond a 10-minute walk.

For more details and to book, please go to this link.