The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an annual opera and arts festival held in Florence at two exciting venues; The historic Teatro Communale and the brand new Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze. This year the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival will take place from the 2nd of May to the 25th of June. The first Maggio Musicale Fiorentino was held in 1933 and was created by conductor Vittorio Gui. Gui wished to revive little known and neglected operas and present them to public in a visually dramatic way. The very first performance was of Guiseppe Verdi’s now iconic opera, Nabucco. The first festival was a huge success and with little interruption has now become an highly anticipated annual event. It has expanded to now include not just opera but classical musical performances and ballet. Always attracting some of the most well known names and personalities the 2013 festival is no different. […]
"I saw SO MUCH in so little time and it wouldn't have been possible alone."
Our trip was great. My main interest in booking a tour-based vacation was the promised element of safety. Our tour leaders were very friendly, knew the areas we traveled very well, and the buses were both comfortable and safe. I saw SO MUCH in so little...
Amanda Roberts (Athens, GA)
Classic Italy Tour, August 2011