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Overview

Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.

Few cities are so compact in size or so packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticcelli, Michelangelo et al. Unsurprisingly, the entire city centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

General Rules

1. Day June 11, Thursday:

Italy – Pisa - Montecatini Terme Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, known for its art
(Renaissance in architecture and painting), wines, cuisine, fashion brands, beautiful landscapes and the legacy of the Medici family. Interested groups can
go on an optional excursion to Pisa. Upon arrival, the tour will start with the "Field of Miracles" where the Duomo, the Baptistery and the symbol of the city,
the leaning Tower of Pisa which has attracted visitors from around the world for centuries, is located... Leisure time for individual activities. Departure for
Montecatini Terme, the most famous spa town in Tuscany, with a central position in this Italian region. Accommodations in a selected Hotel. Leisure time.
Dinner. Overnight stay.

2. Day June 12, Friday:

Montecatini Terme - Livorno - Viareggio –Montecatini
Terme Breakfast. After breakfast we will organize an optional excursion to the “Sea of Tuscany" which fits ideally into the beginning of the summer bathing season.
The excursion will take us to Livorno, the largest port of Tuscany, a city with a tradition and a beautiful old center. Leisure time for walking along the seaside  and downtown area. The excursion continues to Viareggio, the largest and most famous Tuscan resort and a favorite resort of the Florentines. Every year, the
Festival Puccini is held in Viareggio at a specially built theater in the open. A walk through the central part of the old town leads to mile-long beaches. Leisure time for beach activities. Return to Montecatini Terme. Dinner. Overnight stay.

3. Day June 13, Saturday:

Montecatini Terme – Festival day
Breakfast. Preparations for Defileand performingof all Ensembles. Defile from Terme Tettuccio till squae Piazza del Popolo. Opening of II International FolkloreFestival in Montecatini. Performance of
Folklore Ensembles.
Dinner. Possible friendly night of all Festival groups. Overnight stay.

4. Day June 14, Sunday:

Montecatini Terme - Florence
Breakfast. After breakfast, all interested groups can enjoy an optional, educational, all-day excursion in Florence. Tour of the capital of the Renaissance: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Florence Baptistery, Campanile, Piazza della Signoria, the Fountain of Neptune, the Uffizi Gallery, the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio - the Old Bridge, the Palazzo Pitti... Leisure time for individual activity,visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, restaurants, shopping...

Accommodation

Price of registration fee is 105 euro.

The arrangment price includes:
- Hotel accomodation with threstars in Hotel“s like Augustus ***, Impero ***, Internazionale ***, TermePrestige ***, Tonfoni***, Europa ***, Innocent*** ... in Montecatini Terme based on 3 half board service: breakfast and dinner in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms
- Organization expenses
- Degrees
- Program leading
- Inviting letter
- Additional seat on every 25 member

The arrangment price doesn't include:
- Tourist tax for hotel in Montecatini Termeis from 1 e depend of Hotel category per person per day
- Facultative tours like tour to Pisa 12 €, “Sea of Tuscany”- Livorno and Viareggio (beach) 12 € , Florence 15 € - the price of tour depends exclusively on number of interested to some of the tours
- Additional day ( half board ) is from 28 euro per person
- Visa and insurance (for cultural-art societies visas are free with inviting letter which gets every ensemble from Italian cultural-art society which also takes part in this manifestation)

Dates

  • 11/06/2020 - 14/06/2020

Pricing

11/06 - 14/06
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 105 € per person

Location

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