Tuesday, October 12, 2010

San Marino Chamber Choir 2011 Performance Tour- updated itinerary

Welcome to the Incantato blog for the 2011 San Marino High School Performance Tour to Italy! This is the updated itinerary and still somewhat of a work in progress. Some details are subject to change as this journey becomes more and more your tour and to enhance the overall experience. Enjoy!

DAY 1 Saturday, April 2
Overnight flight to Rome

DAY 2 Sunday, April 3
Benvenuti to Italy

Clear customs and immigration during your layover in London and proceed to your next gate for your connection to Rome. Your luggage will be checked through. Upon arriving in Rome, collect your luggage, meet your Incantato Tour Manager, board the coach, and head to a splendid welcome dinner followed by tranquil first night on Italian soil at the Hotel Cetus in Cetara.

DAY 3 Monday, April 4
Pompeii & Ercolano
See the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Ercolano, then take the scenic Amalfi Coast drive to Maiori. A Mayor's welcome reception and special dinner awaits you tonight. Next two nights are at the Hotel Sole Splendid.

DAY 4 Tuesday, April 5
School Exchange, Clinic & Concert
Meet fellow students at a local Italian high school, then work with Maiori based composer Giuseppe diBianco on an original composition just for SMCC. At 5:00 PM a concert follows at Chiesa di San Francesco.

DAY 5 Wednesday, April 6
Capri & Naples
Experience the beautiful and dramatic coastline as you take a boat to Capri for a relaxing
half-day visit. Continue to Naples, birthplace of Pizza and home to the most amazing catacombs you may ever see. Then get ready for a performance at the stunning Castel Nuovo. Overnight at the Ramada Plaza Naples.

DAY 6 Thursday, April 7
Via Montecassino to Umbria
After a morning recital at the Naples Conservatory, bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast as you travel north. Stop for a guided tour and recital at the Benedictine Monastery of Montecassino then continue to Umbria for a special dinner and overnight at the Hotel Pergola.

DAY 7 Friday, April 8
La Dolce Vita in Umbria
The gorgeous state of Umbria and the hilltop town of Labro welcome you as you tour the Art Monastery, followed by a pizza-making workshop and a highlight performance at
Teatro di Rieti at 9:00PM.

DAY 8 Saturday, April 9
Vatican Visit & High Mass
Explore the
Vatican Museums and St. Peter‘s Basilica with your local guide, then prepare to be the featured guest choir for a special High Mass at the magnificent cathedral.

DAY 9 Sunday, April 10
Rome in depth
Experience a guided visit of Ancient Rome with entrance to the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Likely add-on concert and reception in Frascati area. The group will stay at the Hotel Capannelle for the remainder of the tour.

DAY 10 Monday, April 11
Rome at leisure & Farewell
There is lots to see and do in Rome, and you will have plenty of opportunities for shopping. In the late afternoon however, we take you on a scenic drive to the Frascati and Castelli Romani countryside for a special farewell party.

DAY 11 Tuesday, April 12
Rome Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home to the US. After check-in, your Tour Manager waves good-bye.

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