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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury tailor-made hotel holidays to Verona

    A Arena di Verona

    Luxury hotel and opera holidays to Verona

    Verona has had a varied and turbulent history throughout the ages from Roman times to the 20th Century, but it is now considered one of the major cities of northern Italy and a cultural centre in its own right. Verona’s main attraction has to be its Roman Amphitheatre; the Arena di Verona was completed in around 30AD and is the 3rd largest amphitheatre in Italy after the Colisseum and the Arena in Capua, south of Rome. The Verona Opera Festival is renowned all over the world and is an absolute for must for any opera aficionados holidaying in the area from June to September. The experience of a stage side seat within the Arena, listening to a favourite opera, has to be a highlight of any stay in or around Verona. Shakespeare based three of his plays here, but of course, it is Romeo and Juliet which has truly made Verona one of the most romantic cities in Italy and the residence believed to be that of Juliet’s family, the Capulets, can be visited today and is even the a wedding venue for those wishing to tie the knot in this romantic setting.

    Local highlights

    Cultural highlights The Arena di Verona in the main Piazza Bra, Juliet’s house, The Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Ponte Scaligero, The Roman Theatre. Festivals The annual Opera Festival throughout the summer months is hosted in the famous Arena di Verona. It is essential to book early for specific operas in order to avoid disappointment. Carnevale is celebrated on Shrove Tuesday and is a magnificent display of floats and costumes. The wine festival ‘Vinitaly’ is hosted in Verona in April and is a must for wine connoisseurs. Gastronomy As with most cities in the Veneto, the food tends to be hearty and is more meat and game based. Horse meat is still popular and can be found on many menus. Otherwise, large spaghetti or ‘bigoli’ are often served with duck or liver based sauces. The tall ‘Pandoro’ cake is traditional here at Christmas, literally translated as ‘golden bread’. The Veneto is one of the largest DOC wine producing areas of Italy and numerous wines from Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella can be sampled relatively inexpensively in all restaurants and bars.

    Getting out and about

    It is easy to get about by bus or taxi in Verona. Alternatively, all the main sites are within a maximum half an hour’s walk of each other and the city centre is mainly pedestrianized. Should you wish to go further afield, then it is straightforward getting to Vicenza, Padua, Venice and even Milan by rail and services are regular and reliable. Alternatively, a hire car is always an option should you wish to explore Lake Garda, which is only about 20 miles away.

    Travel arrangements

    How you get there British Airways flies daily to Verona airport. There are also low cost options to Verona with Easyjet and Ryan Air flies to Brescia airport which is 24 miles away. We include private transfers in our holidays to Verona, but should you wish to hire car we are happy to arrange this for you from the airport.

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  • Italy

    Find out more about Italy

    Italy FAST FACTS

    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.


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      Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups

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      Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.

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      Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy

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      Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.

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