Friday, April 9, 2010

Italian Highlights - Sample Itinerary

Bella Italia

A 10-day Concert Tour to Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi & Rome

featuring a special Private Visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel


• Professionally organized and promoted formal concerts in magnificent venues just for your choir

• Participation in High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St. Mark's in Venice...

• Venice Conservatory visit with cultural exchange

• Private Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

• A special „Schola Romana" workshop

• Plenty of opportunities for immersion into the local culture

• Educational and entertaining sightseeing

• Nice hotels in good locations, great food, free time for exploring...

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 Tuesday, Date TBA

Overnight flight to Milan

DAY 2 Wednesday

Milan Arrival & Orientation

Guided Tour upon arrival and recital at the Duomo. Welcome Dinner.
Possibility to attend a performance at La Scala.

DAY 3 Thursday

Venice in depth

Guided city tour of Venice upon arrival. Afternoon visit to the Venice Conservatory for a musical exchange (subject to confirmation). Overnight on Venice Island or nearby.

DAY 4 Friday

Venice - High Mass at St. Mark's Basilica & Concert

Day at leisure. Evening: Your Choir participates in High Mass at St. Mark‘s Basilica and presents a formal concert at a local venue. Overnight on Venice Island or nearby

DAY 5 Saturday

To Tuscany - Florence Visit with High Mass at the Duomo

Guided city tour of Florence upon arrival, including entrance to the Accademia. Free time. Choir sings High Mass at the Duomo. Overnight in Florence or nearby Montecatini.

DAY 6 Sunday

Gems of Tuscany - Concert in Florence

Half-day excursion to Siena (possibility to sing in High Mass) and San Gimignano, followed by dinner and evening concert in Florence. Overnight in Florence or nearby Montecatini.

DAY 7 Monday

Via Assisi to Rome

Guided tour in Assisi with possibility for a recital or participation in High Mass. Continue to Rome for check-in and evening at leisure.

DAY 8 Tuesday

Rome Sightseeing - High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica - Private Visit to the Vatican Museums

Guided sightseeing tour of „Ancient Rome" featuring the Colosseo, Foro Romano. Free time for lunch, individual sightseeing etc. The choir participates in High Mass at St. Peter‘s Basilica followed by a private visit to the Vatican Museums.

DAY 9 Wednesday

Papal Audience - "Schola Romana"-Workshop - Concert & Farewell Dinner

Attend the Papal Audience at the Vatican this morning followed by free time for individual explorations. Afternoon „Schola Romana" workshop for the Chapman University Choir with Fabio Avolio. Evening concert at Sant‘ Ignazio or another beautiful Roman church followed by a farewell dinner buffet al fresco in a garden overlooking Rome.

DAY 10

Flight to USA or Embark on an Extension

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight or continue on an extension tour.

Post-Tour Extension

Incantato offers you various possibilities to extend your stay in Europe at reasonable cost. You may choose to remain in Rome for a few days, visit the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Malta or head to Croatia, Austria, Germany...

All Incantato Tours are custom designed to perfectly match each group's individual wishes and needs.

The above itinerary is one of many samples. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at for more information and to request a complimentary proposal for your group's next journey abroad. We are looking forward to working with and for you.