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Music Travel Destinations

Music Travel Destinations

"If music be the food of love.." wrote Shakespeare in The Twelfth Night, knowing well that time will not change that accurate insight. Not all music is sweet to the ear, but like love, it is a personal choice mixed with cultural upbringing and age factors, and no matter what genre of music we enjoy, we just can't have enough of it.

With concerts and music festivals spanning the globe, the venues are unlimited, but here are a few of the major cities where, not only is music in abundance, but also part of the culture and runs in the blood of the locals.

Verona, Italy

You've heard of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona". How about the Capulet and the Montague? Otherwise known as Romeo and Juliet. But for the music lover, the Operas in Verona are at the hear of this beautiful destination. Arena di Verona, is one of the biggest and undoubtedly the best conserved of the roman Amphitheaters. But most importantly it is the place where every year, hundreds of thousands of Opera lovers and tourists book months in advance to see such operas as Aida, Carmen, La Bohème, Madam Butterfly and Nabocco. From June to August there is a performance almost every night at the Arena. For tickets to the performances, make sure you book in advance at the official site. With it's close proximity to Venice, you can travel from Verona by train to Venice in one hour, spend the day in the Piazza S. Marco, have a romantic ride in a gondola and be back to Verona to catch the performance. Verona Hotels

Salzburg, Austria

The Salzburg Festival, considered to be the greatest and most important festival in the world, presents performances of opera, plays and concerts for six weeks each summer. Tickets to the performances can be hard to find, so book early from the official site. And if that is not enough to quench your thirst for music, you can take the "The Sound of Music" tour, departing daily at 9.30am. Salzburg Hotels

Vienna, Austria

With the music events in Vienna too many to mention, we can honestly say that Vienna is one of the richest musical destinations in the world for classical music. Home to multiple orchestras and opera companies, the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Opera Ball, the House of Music and many festivals, Vienna is a must for the classical music lover. Vienna Hotel Deals