Very often we are able to organize the venues where similar choirs, bands and orchestras are performing and to create an occasion for an exchange of contacts between the artists playing or performing. We pride ourselves on the services we provided for these groups.
(11 GÜN/10 GECE - YARIM PANSİYON)
Day 1 Milan - Stresa
Arrival in Milan and after baggage claim and customs meet with your friendly and expert tour escort who will guide you to your deluxe motor coach and introduce you to your driver (and in many cases to your lorry driver when there are a lot of Instruments to be transported).
Both, the tour escort and the driver will be with you throughout the whole trip.
Before heading to Stresa In the magnificent Lake Region, enjoy a city tour of Milan, Italy's second largest city. The tour will be a panoramic one which includes, among many other interesting highlights: the Duomo, La Scala theatre, the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and the Sforza Castle.
Arrival in Stresa-Baveno on Lake Maggiore, one of northern Italy's largest and most romantically located Lakes nestled between mountains.
After check in you have plenty of time to freshen-up and relax before a typical rich welcome dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 2 Stresa
After breakfast, a boat ride will take you across the cooling waters of Lake Maggiore to one of its greatest attraction - Isola Bella, the "beautiful island" with terraced gardens, with their elaborate statuary. was the 17th century palace of the noble Borromeo family.
After lunch on your own get ready for your first concert on Europe. At 4.00 pm you have a rehearsal at the concert venue to prepare for tonight's concert at the same place. The concert will be at 9.00 pm. Dinner is served at the hotel between rehearsal and the concert.
Day 3 Stresa - Venice
After breakfast depart Stresa, travel southeast to your next destination, Venice. The first stop will be in Verona, the largest town on the old mainland territory of Venice "terra ferma", a city of picturesque streets and squares rich in art and architecture.
A short tour will show you the Piazza delle Erbe, the Tombs of the Scaligers, the Castel Vecchio and the famous Amphitheater, one of the largest of its kind.
The Arena di Verona houses an Annual Opera Festival in July and August and can hold as many as 22.000 spectators.
The tour ends at the Casa di Giulietta, "Juliet's House" with its famous balcony. Lunch is on your own in Verona before continuing to Venice. Arrival dinner and overnight in Venice / Mestre.
Day 4 Venice
After breakfast we take you to Venice, the "Queen of the Adriatic". A walking tour of this fascinating city includes the most famous sites such us the beautiful Campanile.
Bell Tower, the incredible St. Mark's Cathedral, the Bridge of Sighs where Casanova was held prisoner, the splendid Palace of the Doges and some of Palazzi built by the wealthy Venetian merchant's. Time for lunch and to discover the city on your own.
Return to the hotel for dinner before tonight's concert in ..... You will be, most probably, part of a Music Festival and the concert is at 9.00 pm.
Day 5 Venice - Florence
This morning depart for Florence. Your first stop will be in Lucca the home of the composer Giacomo Puccini and the sculptor Matteo Civitali. During the sightseeing tour of Lucca you will visit also Puccini's birthplace, the Cathedral and the Church of San Michele.
After lunch on your own continue on to Pisa famous for the Leaning Tower. See the Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower.
Spend some of your time in Pisa before heading for the final destination of today: Florence. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Florence.
Day 6 Florence
After breakfast you will have a guided tour of Florence. See the Piazza della Signoria with a replica of the statue of David, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi.
The tour also features the Church of Santa Croce with tombs of important Italian artists and scientists, Giotto's Bell Tower and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and its Baptistery with the unique bronze doors. Have some free time for lunch and to stroll through Florence.
Your guide will take you to the Academy Gallery containing works by early Florentine artist as well as by Michelangelo, among them the original statue of David.
Return to the hotel and get ready for tonight's concert in Castelfiorentino a few miles outside Florence. If weather permits, the concert will take p]ace in the medieval courtyard of the Abbey, otherwise in the Aula of the building. The concert is scheduled at 9.00 pm. The dinner will be served before the concert in Castelfiorentino as well.
Day 7 Florence
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Florence. In the late morning we leave for the beautiful Tuscan countryside dotted with Chianti vineyards and ancient olive groves.
Explore the treasures of Siena, one of the great art centers of Italy with Its profusion of fine architecture and numerous churches and palaces.
Siena is considered the best-preserved medieval town in Italy and known for its priceless art treasures. Continues the discovery of Tuscany by visiting San Gimignano before returning to Florence for overnight.
Day 8 Florence - Assisi
After breakfast depart to Assisi. Assisi is an oasis of art and architecture, and the home of St. Francis.
After lunch on your own, a guided tour through the narrow streets of the village takes you to the Church of Santa Chiara, the site where St. Francis was born, and then on to see the house where he spent the first years of his life. See the Town Hall Square, the People's Palace and of course the Basilica of St. Francis with its famous frescoes made by Giotto and Cimabue.
Return to the hotel and get ready for your today's concert at .... scheduled at 8.30 pm. Dinner today is after the concert in a typical restaurant of this unique small city.
Day 9 Assisi - Rome
Early departure for Rome, Italy's Capital City. Upon arrival in Rome meet with your local guide for an complete full day tour of the "Eternal City".
Travel by motorcoach alongside Castel St. Angelo to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio (designed by Michelangelo) from which you have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum.
Continue to view the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum before returning to Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of Naiads. Lunch on your own. Afternoon free at your leisure for
shopping or personal visits.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 10 Rome
This morning's tour is dedicated to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums; go through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo.
This is followed by a visit to the Basilica of St. Peter with the "Pietà" by Michelangelo. The rest of the day is free to discover more of Rome on your own, do some last minute shopping, and enjoy the city.
Tonight give your last concert at .... scheduled always at
9.00 pm. Dinner
will be served between rehearsal and the concert.
Day 11 Rome - Fiumicino airport
Today say bye bye to Italy as you have your transfer to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport for your flight back home.