Sunday 2nd August 2015
(tour departs July 30th)
This year sees the 10th anniversary of the
Bocelli-hosted event in his home town of Lajatico. 2015 is sure to be one of the
best with a performance of Puccini’s Turandot, conducted by Mehta in front of
some 8,500 adoring fans. Combined with a stay in the stunning city of Florence
and visits to some of Tuscany’s most lauded sights, this is a tour not to miss.
From £1,099 per person
Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow to Bologna. On arrival transfer by coach to Florence for check in for five-night stay at the Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti.
Day 2: Full day in Florence
Morning guided tour of Florence with afternoon free for personal exploration. The Renaissance city of Florence has a wealth of sights that could take weeks to explore. Highlights include the Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, a host of churches, lavish palaces and atmospheric, ancient streets.
Day 3: Full day Siena and San Gimignano
A classic day’s excursion from Florence takes us to the beautiful city of Siena, once a rival to Florence and a magnificent city in its own right, renowned for its stunning semi-circular main Piazza del Campo, 12th century striped marble Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest cathedrals (and there are no shortage of then in the home of Catholicism!), world class museums and delightful cobbled streets. San Gimignano is often referred to as the medieval Manhattan thanks to its lofty towers that dominate its skyline built as status symbols centuries ago, and offers a host of lovely churches, palazzo as well as its renowned towers.
Day 4: Morning tour to Lucca
The gorgeous walled city of Lucca is a delight to explore. Highlights amongst its narrow cobbled streets and alleys include Puccini’s House, San Martino and San Michele in Foro churches and city walls that offer lovely vistas of the city. Return mid-afternoon for time to freshen up before heading to Lajatico and the performance of Turandot at the Teatro del Silenzio. Please note that there is a 1km walk from the car park to the arena.
Day 5: Morning free in Florence and afternoon visit to Fiesole
Day free in Florence before afternoon excursion to the lovely village of Fiesole up in the hills to the north of Florence that offers wonderful views of the city below as well as delightful churches and buildings and plenty of places for a leisurely coffee stop.
Day 6: Morning visit to Bologna before returning to the airport for the return flight to Heathrow
Bologna is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, with a wealth of sights to explore including the Basilica of Saint Dominic and the amazing complex of university buildiongs including the extraordinary Anatomy Theatre.
NB: All tours are
subject to amendment according to local conditions and tour manager's
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Prices start from £1,099 per person, single supplement £190.
Please note: itinerary is provisional and subject to change.
- There is a significant walk (approx. 1km) to the concert auditorium so this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
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