Italy, Opera's ancestral home, offers visitors
a rich choice of operatic seasons throughout most of the year. The Teatro alla Scala of Milano, the Teatro San
Carlo of Napoli and the Teatro dell'Opera of Roma are world-renowned for technical perfection of performances and
detailed magnificence of scenery and costumes. The opera season lasts from December to june, as do the seasons
at Italy's other major opera houses:
Teatro la Fenice (Venezia), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Teatro Regio (Parma), Teatro Comunale (Firenze), Teatro Petruzzelli
(Bari), Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania), Teatro Comunale (Bologna), Teatro Comunale Verdi (Trieste), Teatro Comunale
(Genova) and Teatro Regio (Torino).