Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SBC Newfoundland 2011 Italy Performance Tour - updated itinerary

Welcome to the Incantato blog for the 2011 SBC Newfoundland Performance Tour to Italy. This is the g ifinal tinerary. Some little details are subject to change as this journey is happening in Italy and some times are subject to change due to local weather or traffic conditions. We wish you a very safe journey and hope you enjoy the trip. 

DAY 1 Saturday, April 9
Overnight flight to Rome

DAY 2 Sunday, April 10
Benvenuti to Italy
 - Rome Sightseeing and Welcome Dinner
Upon arrival at Rome airport, meet your Incantato Tour Manager, then board the coach and head into the Eternal City for a tour of the Coliseum and Roman Forum,, then return to the hotel for your welcome dinner. The tour will stay at the Hotel Capannelle from April 10 through 12.

DAY 3 Monday, April 11
Exchange and Concert at Istituto Massimo

See more of beautiful Rome after an exchange with students of and concert at the Church of the Istituto Massimo in the heart of the Eternal City.

DAY 4 Tuesday, April 12
Vatican Visit & High Mass

Explore the Vatican Museums and St. Peter‘s Basilica with your local guide, then prepare to be the featured guest performers for High Mass at the magnificent cathedral (5:00 PM).

DAY 5 Wednesday, April 13
Papal Audience & Journey
to the Amalfi Coast
Attend and participate in the Papal Audience this morning. Then drive to the charming seaside town of Maiori. For the nights of April 13 through April 15, the students reside at the Amici di San Francesco, and the shadow tour will stay at the Reginna Palace Hotel.

DAY 6 Thursday, April 14
School Visit & Concert

Experience small town Italy today, visit a local school and prepare for a highlight concert first at the Giardini del Comune (for the ensemble) and then in the beautiful San Francesco Church in Maiori (for the choir). The locals are great music lovers and are known for their hospitality. A special reception awaits you today as well as an upgraded dining experience at the beautiful Torre Normanna.

DAY 7 Friday, April 15
Naples Visit & Concert followed by La Dolce Vita on the Coast

There is lots to see and do in this amazing part of Italy, but first you will head into the city of Naples to visit the Conservatory and its spectacular museum followed by a concert at the Church of Santa Maria della Verita at noon. A special pizza lunch concludes your experience in this vibrant city. After that return to Maiori for the afternoon and evening at leisure.  

DAY 8 Saturday, April 16
Via Montecassino to Castelli Romani

Bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast as you travel north. Stop for a guided tour and recital at the Benedictine Monastery of Montecassino perched high upon a hill. Continue to the Castelli Romano region for a final concert opportunity at the Convent of San Silvestro and fun farewell dinner with local specialties. The group will stay at the Villa Vecchia in Monte Porzio Catone this evening.

DAY 9 Sunday, April 17
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home to the Canada. After check-in, your Incantato Tour Managers waves good-bye.

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