Luxury Opera Package – Andrea Bocelli Live at Terme di Caracalla, Rome
3 Night Itinerary from 9th to 12th June 2023
Travel to the ancient city of Rome and watch Andrea Bocelli perform with the majestic ruins of the Terme di Caracalla as the backdrop.
On 10th June 2023, the award winning Italian tenor along with choir and orchestra will be putting on a spectacular performance in one of the best preserved buildings of the Roman Empire. Terme di Caracalla is a majestic venue offering an open-air stage, allowing audiences and music lovers to enjoy the long summer evenings.
Our ATOL bonded packages include a 3 nights stay in a central 5* hotel in Rome, transfers to and from the venue, pre event dinner, concert tickets and return flights from the UK. Our packages can also be tailored to suit your specific requirements, should you wish to add on extra nights or explore hotel options.
Tickets for this event are already selling fast, so get in touch today to secure your place!
Andrea Bocelli Live at Terme di Caracalla
Andrea Bocelli Live at Terme di Caracalla, Rome on 10th June 2023
- Return Economy Flights from London Heathrow (regional available) to Rome Fiumicino
- Return transfers to the Baglioni Hotel Regina in Rome.
- 3 nights accommodation at the luxury Baglioni Hotel Regina, in the centre of Rome (other Rome hotels available – price difference may apply).
- Private return transfers by Mercedes V Class or similar from Baglioni Hotel Regina.
- Pre-concert dinner at a typical Roman trattoria with 3 Course menu.
- Tickets in Sector C – Category 4 for the concert on 10 June 2023 (upgrade available).
TERME DI CARACELLA
Terme Di Caracella, Rome
Originally, the Baths of Caracalla were a public bathing complex built in the 3rd century. Now, the majestic venue is one of the best preserved buildings of the Roman Empire and is the summer residence of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
On 27 July 1937, Piero Colonna, governor of Rome, called press representatives to present the project, previously approved, to build an open air theatre within the archeological site of the Baths of Caracalla, where from the 1st of August onwards operas would have been performed.
Under the Fascist regime, the Roman Summer had a further venue for music, namely melodrama, along with the Basilica of Maxentius, where in Summer time the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia used to perform.
According to the Governor, it was an experiment, which turned into a usual event both for the citizenry and the international public. Furthermore, it was fundamental to give the then Teatro Reale dell’Opera its final structure and let all theatre artists and technicians work with some continuity.
Defined as “Teatro del popolo”, it became more and more an expression of a rediscovered and accomplished popular taste. It is useful to recall that in 1937 the Verona Arena launched its twenty-first opera season.
With its technological plans, designed and set up by Pericle Ansaldo, the stage was places within one of the large rooms near the tepidarium; with 1,500 sqm suerface and a 22 metre proscenium, it became the biggest stage worldwide. The seating plan hosted 8,000 seats, divided into six sectors.
However, the first season was brief, only eight days with five perfomances in total, three of Lucia di Lammermoor and two of Tosca. ‘An unforgettable performance within a frame which is unique in the world, so strikingly powerful that it seems real’, said the first words of an article in Il Giornale d’Italia on the 8th of August, 1937.
The following year, six operas were performed (La Gioconda, Mefistofele, Aida, Lohengrin, Isabeauconducted by Mascagni himself, and Turandot) with 28 performances all toghether, from June 30th to August 15th. The most substantial change was the new and final location of the stage inside the exedra of the calidarium with now a 20,000 people seating plan. The opera season was interrupted by 1944, during WWII. It reopened in 1945 in a triumphant way. From 1945 until 1993 it was a very important reference point for musical culture and perhaps the most evocative venues, among those for open air performances. Unfortunately on the 14th of August, 1993 the curtain was brought down for good over the theatre at the Terme di Caracalla.
BAGLIONI HOTEL REGINA
Baglioni Hotel Regina
The Baglioni Hotel Regina is situated on the strategic, central Via Veneto, a stone’s throw from the Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti, the famous fashion street.
The hotel has a magnificent selection of rooms in original Art Deco style.
With its own exclusive entrance on Via Veneto, Brunello Bar and Restaurant is an elegant and versatile place for dining at the hotel and perfectly complements the awe-inspiring Baglioni Hotel Regina.
Things to See and Do in Rome
Rome was called the “Eternal City” by the ancient Romans because they believed that no matter what happened in the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Over 3,000 years of history can be found throughout the cobblestone streets in Rome, from the Colloseum to Trevi fountain, the capital of Italy is filled with things to see and do.
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre built during the Roman Empire. Inaugurated in 80 AD, it offered gladiator fights, executions and animal hunts.
An ancient Roman temple dedicated to “All of the Gods”, the Pantheon is one of the best-preserved buildings from ancient Rome and continues to inspire visitors to this day.
The most beautiful and most spectacular fountain in Rome. The origins of the fountain go back to the year 19 B.C., in which period the fountain formed the end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct.
The Roman Forum was the center of daily life in ancient Rome, the site of public gatherings, trials, elections and gladiatorial combat.
Defined during the fifteenth century, the Baroque-style Piazza Navona is one of the most charming and popular squares in Rome.