Duration: 9 nights/ 10 days
Capacity: 15 or more people
Italy is a country with a rich musical history. From the Renaissance to the present day, Italy has been a major center of musical creativity. This means that you will have the opportunity to perform in some of the most beautiful and historic churches and gardens in the world. Bringing your musical band or choir to Italy to perform is a great way to share your music with the world and to experience the beauty of Italy. With a little planning, you can easily make your trip a success.
Music Band and Choir Itinerary
Day 1 – Rome
Arrival at Rome airport. Enjoy an orientation tour to get a first impression of the Eternal city including most of the major sights, Churches, impressive buildings and beautiful Piazzas.
Day 2 – Rome
This morning you will discover the heart of Imperial Rome with a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. In the afternoon enjoy a guided walk in the old town and see the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona.
Day 3 – Rome
After breakfast you have a full morning at your disposal to enjoy Rome on your own. In the afternoon rehearsal is scheduled before your first Italian performance which will take place at Santa Maria sopra Minerva Church. Return to the hotel overnight.
Day 4 – Rome/Florence
Departure to Florence. Afternoon guided walking tour of Florence and explore all the beauties of the Cradle of the Renaissance, such as the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and much more.
Day 5 – Florence/Pisa/Lucca/Montecatini/Florence
After breakfast, depart to Pisa and see the famous Leaning Tower. Continue to nearby Lucca, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. Then move to Montecatini Terme. After a planned rehearsal your second performance will take place at the Torretta Spa Gardens. Back to Florence for an overnight stay.
Day 6 – Florence/Cremona/Verona
This morning we will leave for Cremona, especially noted for its musical history and traditions, including some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers, such as Antonio Stradivari. Visit the world’s most prestigious collection of Stradivarius Violins and continue to Verona.
Day 7 – Verona/Venice
This morning we will go to Verona. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage. There are several annual shows and operas during the lyrical season in the Arena, this ancient amphitheater was built by the Romans in 30 AD. Enjoy some free time in the famous lovers Romeo and Juliet’s town and continue to Venice.
Day 8 – Venice
This morning we will take a guided tour of the Doge’s city and see the beautiful San Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, and the Doge’s Palace. Venice is also home to Carlo Goldoni who wrote some of Italy’s most famous and best-loved plays. In the afternoon rehearsal and performance of your last Italian concert at San Francesco della Vigna church, next to San Mark square.
Day 9 – Venice
Departure transfer to Venice airport for your home flight.
Tour features Buffet breakfast and local city tax; Professional Tour Manager; Modern A/C private coach; Private motor boat transfers in Venice; Professional local guides; Admissions fees; Concert arrangements at prestigious locations; Visit Stradivarius Violins collection in Cremona.
More activities can be added or included on optional basis; Tour on half or full board basis; Start the tour with a Welcome dinner in Rome; End the tour with a Farewell dinner in Venice; Visit the Vatican Museums in Rome; Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence; Tour in Summer or Winter to access low season rates;