You will live like a prince in Vienna. Main place of power for the Habsbourg during six centuries, the Hofburg is a monumental ensemble, full with museums and treasures. The Belvédère Palace is one of the most outstanding baroque castles in the world, and his unforgettable collection of Klimt paintings. As fastuous, the Schönbrunn castle amazes by its splendid interiors and the evocation of Sissi’s daily life.
In the evening, in the sublime chest of the Vienna Opera, you will encounter another well-known princess. Composed in 1926, Turandot is a masterpiece of the Italian repertoire. Puccini’s opera profits from a new production staged by Claus Guth and led by Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst. In the title-roles, Jonas Kaufmann as Calaf and the wonderful Lituanian soprano Asmik Grigorian promise a stream of emotions.