Rome through Tosca's eyes

A journey among the places of Puccini’s Tosca

Tosca by Puccini, is one of the greatest and most known works of the Italian Opera tradition. It’s a story of love and death taking place in the 19th century Rome: after the unfortunate adventure of the Roman Republic, the Papal State requires its restoration. We are going to visit the places in which Puccini set the Opera, one location for each act, tragic scenarios of jealousy, love, power and great ideals.

Starting from: 4 days/3 nights



on request:

It is possible to change the program by choosing different events and guided visits according to the requests or the interests of clients. To customize your package contact us and let us now what you need.


  • Visit to the places of Tosca: - A walk trough the places in which the Opera takes place
  • S. Andrea della Valle: -  Visit of the magnificient 16th century Basilica
  • Teatro dell’Opera: - Guided tour inside the historical Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
  • Tosca al Teatro dell'Opera: - Opera with Anna Pirozzi e Vittorio Grigolo (December: 09 (8h00 pm), 12 (8h00 pm), 14 (8h00 pm) )



Discover Rome through Tosca's eyes

Day 1 – arrival in Rome

Arrival in Rome by own means. Accomodation in 4* Hotel. Rooms available in the afternoon. 8.00 pm: Welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 – Roma

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide for a first walking tour of Tosca's places. The drama revolves around the three main characters, Tosca, Cavaradossi and Scarpia. Three acts of the opera, three as the places in which it is set. The first act has as its background the Basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle, and it is from here that we will begin our visit. The church takes its name from the Palazzo della Valle, which stands nearby. The construction started at the end of the 16th century involving the architects Della Porta, Grimaldi and Maderno, but the Gothic facade was added later, in the second half of 1600. Inside we find the Cappella Barberini, one of the three chapels in the basilica, to which it seems that Puccini has been inspired by. Lunch in a selected restaurant with traditional Roman cuisine.

Afternoon: We continue walking through the alleys of Rome to reach Piazza Farnese and then the Palazzo Farnese where the second act of the opera takes place. Guided visit inside the historic building (to be confirmed). One of the most beautiful buildings of the 16th century Rome. It was started in 1517, designed by Antonio da Sangallo and commissioned by the Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, the future Pope Paolo III. After the death of Sangallo, work continued supervised first by Michelangelo, followed by Vignola (back facade) and then by Giacomo Della Porta. The palace was finished in 1589. Property of the Italian State, its use is granted to France since 1936 and it’s still today the home of the French Embassy. Retrun to the hotel and free dinner.

Note about Palazzo Farnese. As the Home of the French Embassy, an authorization to organize a guided visit is required. The visit availability is going to be confirmed based on the French Embassy response.

Day 3 – Rome

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and visit of Castel San’Angelo (third act). Built as a sepulcher wanted by the emperor Hadrian in a peripheral area of ancient Rome, it fulfills this original function up to 403 AD . Throughout history its function changed many times: starting from the fifth century it was a fortress beyond the Tiber in defense of Rome, from the first mid-10th century it was used as a prison, a function it kept until 1901. Towards the end of 13th century Pope Nicholas III decided to transfer part of its apostolic see there, considering it a very safe structure. In the following centuries the papal rooms were built inside, while it was equipped on the outside with further fortifications, especially under the papacy of Alexander VI, so much so that, in 1527, the castle withstood the sack of Rome by the Landsknechts . In the 19th century it was used as a political prison, but from the early 20th century it became a museum, a function it still retains today.

Free lunch and afternoon. Free dinner.

Round trip transfer by bus to Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA - TOSCA opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

NOTE - it is possible to attend the Opera on a differnet day on request (available dates on the first page of the programme)

Day 4 – Rome and departure

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel Check-out and transfer via Metro to visit Teatro dell’Opera. During the visit the architectural and artistic history will be illustrated in detail together with the great names of music and politic related to the theater. The path touches the main areas: entrance foyer, stalls, royal box, stage mechanisms, gallery, frescoes of the vault, museum.

At the end, return to the hotel and departure by own means End of services


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