Top Choice Opera in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Teatro San Carlo

San Carlo's opera season runs from November or December to June, with occasional summer performances. Sample prices: a place in the 6th tier (€40), the stalls (€75 to €110) or the side box (if you're under 30 with I…
Top Choice Classical Music in San Polo & Santa Croce

Palazetto Bru Zane

Pleasure palaces don't get more romantic than Palazetto Bru Zane on concert nights, when exquisite harmonies tickle Sebastiano Ricci angels tumbling across stucco-frosted ceilings. Multi-year restorations returned t…
Top Choice Opera in Palermo

Teatro Massimo

Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up there with La Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples and La Fenice in Venice. Wit…
Top Choice Opera in San Marco

La Fenice

One of Italy's top opera houses, La Fenice stages a rich roster of opera, ballet and classical music. The cheapest seats are in the boxes at the top, nearest the stage. The view is extremely restricted, but you will…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Auditorium Parco della Musica

The hub of Rome's thriving cultural scene, the Auditorium is the capital's premier concert venue. Its three concert halls offer superb acoustics, and together with a 3000-seat open-air arena, stage everything from c…
Top Choice Theatre in Porta Romana & Porta Vittoria

Teatro Franco Parenti

Having made a name for itself with a program boasting some of the finest names in Italian cinema and theatre, Franco Parenti cemented its role as a community hub with the opening of I Bagni Misteriosi. Aside from th…
Top Choice Football in Campi Flegrei

Stadio San Paolo

Naples' football team, Napoli, is the third most supported in Italy after Juventus and Milan, and watching it play in the country's third-largest stadium is a rush. The season runs from late August to late May; seat…
Jazz in Ferrara

Jazz Club Ferrara

There are few places in the solar system more cinematic than this extraordinary and intimate house of swing and syncopation occupying a restored Renaissance defence tower dating to 1493. Considered one of Europe's t…
Opera in Duomo & San Babila

Teatro alla Scala

One of the most famous opera stages in the world, La Scala's season runs from early December to July. You can also see theatre, ballet and concerts here year-round (except August). Buy tickets online or by phone up …
Opera in Verona

Roman Arena

This is where Placido Domingo made his debut, and the annual opera season from late-June to late-August still draws the world's top names.