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We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was approximately 1.5 hours in length and held in a quaint (by Florence/Italian standards) little church. We got to experience 3 different signers with singing a variety of selections that were attuned to their skills and interests. There was also a duet and a concluding piece involving all three. The venue and singers made for a great artistic experience. What also further made the evening was the fact that it appeared that all the performers, including the pianist, had great rapport and seemed to enjoy each other's company.
It was a great way for us to end our time in Florence and Italy.
The former church that now houses this musical event was within walking distance from our accommodations, so that made for a lovely evening walk through the streets of Florence. Once the singing begins, you are transformed, and the acoustics inside the church are perfect. Just a taste of the best operas will leave you wanting to book a ticket to an opera. A lovely change of pace when you spend all day sightseeing. The performers were fabulous.
Definitely I must go to type of experience for those who enjoy local
Robert J L
, Oct 2019
One hour of delightful music don't by an opera singer who should be on the professional stage. The pianist who accompanied her was superior. I'm happy that the venue was small and simple. Made the experience all the more enjoyable.
Enjoy an evening of famous Italian opera arias in a spectacular setting during this opera concert in Florence's Santa Monaca Church. Listen to professional singers perform selections from 'The Marriage of Figaro,' 'Tosca,' 'The Barber of Seville,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'La Bohème' and 'La Traviata,' while you admire the setting of a 15th-century church.
It consists of opera pieces, with live piano, in an authentic little church. Artists are talented, and English presentation of each piece helps the audience understand the story. Clearly -and understandably- not a real Italian opera experience because some audience sits like they are at home on the sofa, wearing all sorts of casual clothes and shoes. But it can be a light and fun start for people who are afraid to be bored of opera.
Loved the format performance and setting, the church was what made it more intimate. What a better way to see a opera and knowing proceeds go a good cause. My kids loved the experience and were mesmerized.
Treat yourself to a night of Italian opera in the historic setting of St. Mark’s Church, a former Medici Palace in the heart of Florence. Absorb the drama, music, and lavish costumes of classics like ‘La Traviata’ and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ accompanied by a virtuoso pianist. Every seat gets you up close to action in this intimate venue, which boasts perfect acoustics worthy of Italy's finest composers.
This show was fantastic! The music and dance in the setting was terrific. Incredible singers dances and musicians, sharing traditional songs and holiday favorites. Unbelievable talent! A truly authentic and extraordinary performance by three masters. It was above and beyond my expectations!
I have to make a confession. I have always thought opera was not where my interests lay. I am good ng to have to reconsider this. These 3 tenors, along with 2 ballet dancers and 3 instrumentalists put on a 90 minute extravaganza, that left every concert goers wishing for more. The tenors were spot on, in their delivery in terms of pitch, diction and emotion. The pianist was absolutely marvelous. I would have been satisfied with just listening to her. I now have to rethink my disdain for opera and need to reconsider that I have been missing some very exciting entertainment. If these chaps are performing in a city where you are travelling to, it is an event not to be missed.
Prebook your admission tickets to see the Three Tenors live in concert at Italy’s Auditorium of Santo Stefano al Ponte, and guarantee your preferred day and seating arrangement at the venue. Plus, you’ll enjoy a beautiful show of opera arias accompanied by a mandolin, cello, and grand piano by the famous trio.
We could not have asked for a better experience. First, the Dinner. I think this was the best meal we had in all of Tuscany. The wine was fantastic, the food was amazing! the service was exceptions (we adored talking with Irjs). The first course was a typical charcuterie board, followed by vegetarian appetizers (don't worry, you won't miss the meat!). Then a sampling of 3 types of pasta, one of which we enjoyed so much we asked for seconds! Then dessert was chocolate salami. We liked it so much they gave us the recipe (the owners grandmother's recipe no less!!). We had a wonderful experience. Which then led to the opera, which was right across the street. We were blown away. The piano playing was spectacular, the singing couldn't have been more beautiful. The acoustics in the room were so perfect.. we couldn't have asked for a better evening!!! Don't hesitate, book this opera WITH DINNER!!
I felt this combination package was overpriced compared to booking the opera experience separately and eating dinner elsewhere. However the dinner was very good, consisted of multiple courses, and is across the street from the church where the performance is. Words cant describe the show. I was brought to tears immediately after the first song started. It is a very moving experience!
Restaurant meal was a huge disappointment there was no atmosphere and tiny portions of food were served along with two glasses of wine, we thought we were getting dinner but what we got was like a tasting menu. The church for the musical part of the evening was so hot it was extremely uncomfortable, the music was excellent it would be better to see that and not purchase the food part.
Enjoy an elegant evening of Italian opera and Tuscan cuisine with this perfectly paired combo in the heart of Florence. Take the guesswork out of picking a restaurant and head to your reserved table at an authentic trattoria before the show. A short walk leads to the medieval Santa Monaca church, where ancient stones and rich acoustics set the scene for a performance of classic arias by Italy’s greatest composers.
Florence Dinner with Concert or Opera: authentic Italian Evening Experience
Cultural relaxed evening, highly recommended
, Dec 2019
Olio & Convivium is worth the upgrade to the dinner. Excellent service, food and accomodation. The concert was just around the corner and restaurant staff ensured we knew where to go and made it on-time. Talented opera singers entertained us for the evening. A different side of Florence, highly recommended for a cultural relaxed evening.
Delicious dinner with a entertained comedy opera. The restaurant has a romantic atmosphere. The church was cozy and autentic old-time. I felt like the being in the good old days! The Viator booking rearranged our date since we where late for the booking day.
Soak up Florentine food and culture during a traditional dinner and concert experience. Settle into a charming restaurant in Florence's Oltrarno district and feast on a Tuscan meal, with your choice of an à la carte menu including traditional dishes or a set menu served with Chianti wine. After satiating your taste buds, head to St Mark’s Anglican Church for an opera performance or concert, and enjoy a reserved front-row seat.
Early Access: Guided Uffizi Gallery Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
First rate guide, Leonardo
, Jan 2020
We were lucky enough to have a really excellent guide, Leonardo, who was very clear, knowledgable and easy to understand, and pitched his descriptions at the right level. The best of the many guides we've had in Italy so far
Great tour to re one t with Renaissance Art and hisotry
, Nov 2019
Tour guide was passionate about the major paintings in the Uffizi and brought to live the history and society behind the Major art works. The 2 hour length was just enough to not overwhelm our small group
We definitely wanted to see this fantastic art museum while in Florence. And we were so glad we did it with an early access skip the lines tour, before the museum was too crowded to fully enjoy. Excellent guide. Really knew his stuff. Really felt we got the highlights in a most interesting way. Highly recommend this tour.
Step inside one of Italy’s most famous art museums on this guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Avoid the crowds with early access and skip-the-line entrance, then learn more about the museum’s highlights with the help of an art historian guide. Prepare to be impressed as you spot works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, and view iconic paintings like Titian's ‘Venus of Urbino’ and Botticelli's ‘Primavera’. Best of all: your ticket is still valid after the tour ends, so you can continue exploring for as long as you want.
Experience the magic of a Tuscan sunset in Florence with a traditional Italian aperitivo on this evening tour. Soak up the atmosphere of the Renaissance capital after dark as you follow your guide on a walking tour around the historic center and the districts of Oltrarno and San Frediano. Admire illuminated landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito church, and the Duomo as you explore the city, and stop along the way to sip Chianti wine and nibble on delicious Tuscan ‘crostini’.
Dedicated to those who want to experience a different evening, surrounded by the evocative atmosphere of the Historic Florence.
An evening of culture and entertainment, which will begin with a walking tour of the historic center with one of our guides, will continue with a Tango show and a dinner with various menu options: from typical Tuscan dishes to a traditional Argentine menu (for those wants to stay on topic).
Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available for those who wish to request it.
The unique experience to fly over Florence and the surroundings, watching the most famous monuments of the city. In private villa near Florence. Private shuttle to Florence and private airplane. In tandem with a skilly fulled instructor. Canopy flight admiring the city shooting your unique experience over Florence.
Soft landing in the garden of the Villa.
Palazzo Del Pugliese, then Magnani Feroni, is located in via de 'Serragli 8, overlooking Piazza del Carmine and Borgo San Frediano.
The name is linked to the various changes of ownership from one family to another, which occurred between 1428 and 1821.
What makes this experience unique, in addition to the concert, is certainly the location. A coat of arms remains on the facade of the Del Pugliese era, next to the Feroni one: wrapped in six pieces of red and gold.
In 1769 the palace was sold to the very rich Marquis Giuseppe Francesco Feroni who, intending to give further decorum to the property, purchased other neighboring houses and entrusted the architect Zanobi Del Rosso with the task of redesigning the facades and redistributing the internal spaces. The works, which also created a garden, were completed in 1783 and the intervention increased the monumentality of the whole building.
Experience a piece of Italian culture during a cooking class at a medieval castle in Tuscany. You'll have the chance to make pasta as you learn about food and wine in this famously delicious region of Italy.
Join our certified art experts in this comprehensive, extended guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
During the Masterclass, you will learn about Florence's history and the Medici family's bond with arts. You will see some of the world's most celebrated works of art, such as Botticelli's Venus, Leonardo, Giotto among many others.
Discover what and who made Florence the true cradle of the artistic and humanistic revolution called the Renaissance.
Enjoy personalised attention and time for questions and discussion with this Semi-Private tour, which means a maximum of 8 people are allowed per group.
If you are an art enthusiast, this is the ultimate tour you cannot miss while in Florence!
Immerse yourself in the splendid architecture of the Palazzo del Pugliese in Florence to celebrate the New Year with a concert of opera arias performed by great musicians and talented singers.
You will be introduced to the private building, exceptionally open for the occasion, by a character from the Renaissance's past to enjoy a show of opera arias performed by an ensemble of musicians who will accompany tenor and soprano, all beautifully dressed in beautiful baroque costumes . You can greet the old year with style and elegance, in a unique and refined location.
Over 750 works, the greatest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture in the world: statues and medieval and Renaissance reliefs in marble, bronze and silver of the greatest artists of the time. Masterpieces made for the exteriors and interiors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower. You will be astonished by the hall of Paradise where the original golden door by Ghiberti stands right in front of the
medieval façade of the cathedral, entirely reconstructed in 1:1 scale; it is in this room that a young Michelangelo carved the DAVID on commission of the bishop. You will have the chance to be in front of the PIETA’ by Michelangelo, the sole masterpiece of sculpture made by the artist for himself: its memorial. Your guide will leave you at the Brunelleschi terrace, just in front of the CUPOLA, a perfect pick for your memory of Florence.
Take an intimate look at the Duomo complex on a private 3-hour tour. Your exclusive experience begins with complimentary pickup from your Florence hotel. Next, skip the long entrance lines at the Duomo with your included ticket. Follow your guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Baptistry of San Giovanni, and more. Ask as many questions as you like and enjoy commentary that goes beyond what you find in typical large group tours.
Guided Tour of Accademia Gallery and Skip-the-Line tickets: The David and Stradivarius
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY
, Nov 2019
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. They left us waiting in the hotel lobby for a tour operator that would not show up because they are not paying their guides. Use AIRBNB experiences for a much better time.
Our guide, Francesca, was great. She was very informative and I learned how to distinguish between medieval, baroque and renaissance art.
Of course, everyone is there to see The David. I have a much better appreciation for Michelangelo's masterpiece and art in general after the tour.
Take the "skip-the-line" option. The lines are long as advertised.
Marvel over Renaissance masterpieces and historic treasures at one of Florence’s most popular museums on this guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Skip the queues with fast-track entrance, then learn more about the museum’s highlights with the help of a certified guide. Stand in awe before Michelangelo’s original ‘David’ sculpture; admire works by artists like Giambologna and Botticelli; and see rare musical instruments, including a 1690 Stradivarius in the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini.
Visit Museo Ferrari in Maranello, Italy, on this full-day tour from Florence with private transportation. Head out of Tuscany and into the region of Emilia-Romagna. Explore the museum (own expense), then travel to Bologna where you have free time to explore the cities historic center. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Enjoy a 60-minute live comedy performance (in English!) detailing the history of Florence, from ancient Roman times through the Renaissance and all the way up to its role as one of the world's top fashion capitals. Learn about the people who helped shaped this distinct Tuscan city, including Dante, Michelangelo and Galileo. You can also choose to combine the show with a traditional Florentine meal at Osteria Toscanella, a local restaurant serving up an array of delicious pasta dishes.