Overview

Sicily, has been for millennia place par excellence of encounter, between different cultures, and lends itself extremely well as a frame encounter between different musical cultures. The festival is open to all kinds of bands, folk groups and various formations. It will enable participating groups to perform, introducing
participants to other groups and to the audience, their
own music, their own culture and traditions, all in a unique and unparalleled, as is Taormina and its territory. The music and dancing folk have no bounds, they connect people and overcome any language barrier. They help to express feelings in many different ways and approach cultures, even the most distant. In this sense, the festival aims to provide a basis for meeting and socializing between the groups and an audience of music lovers and folk traditions.
The event is organized by EuroArt production srl, with the support of Taormina’s Municipality, and Sicily Region Tourism and Culture office. EuroArt production for over 14 years dealing with the promotion and organization of festivals in various
countries, such as Tunisia, Malta, Spain and Italy. The event will be a unique opportunity to know this part of Sicily, the most charming places, the customs, the food, and also learn about other artistic realities.

Taormina, and its hinterland, are a wonderful piece of paradise located on the Ionian coast of Sicily. The mild climate, the panoramic position, the monuments and lush vegetation, have made Taormina an exclusive resort appreciated worldwide. The city lies on a terrace overlooking the sea and Mount Etna, and its ancient theater at the top of the rise, opens in a hug to the Ionian Sea and the scenic greencitrus groves. Goethe wove the praises of the city in his 'Italian Journey' so Taormina became one of the preferred destinations of the Grand Tour, so popular among the intellectuals of that made a city exotic and whimsical and favoured the birth of numerous hotels.

General Rules

The festival will be held in Taormina and its hinterland.

The following group categories are eligible to participate: bands (concert, marching, street, pipe and drum), wind orchestras, folk groups, flag-throwing groups, bands with majorettes, groups of majorettes, and historical groups, Guggen Bands.

Program

Friday, 27 th March
Arrival of the group at the Catania International airport and transfer to the hotel, in Taormina sea side/Letojanni/Giardini Naxos Area.
Depending on the time of arrival, a programme can be arranged so that the group will have an optional guided excursion visiting Catania city centre. You can visit the city's wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, features the whimsical Fontana dell ;Elefante
statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral. The Greek/roman Theatre and amphitheatre. The typical fish market. The medieval castle Castello Ursino, and
many other things. The group can decide also for another optional excursion for example to Mount Etna, (The Highest active European Volcano) or other wonderful venues.

Saturday, 28 th March
Arrival of the group
Afternoon: Street Parade and performance in Taormina city centre.

Sunday, 29 th March
For the musical bands: Competition at the “Palazzo dei Congressi”
For the other groups: Parade in Taormina, along the main streets of the town. When the show is over there will be a closing ceremony of the festival with the presentation of plaques and certificates of participation for participating groups, from the Italian authorities and the Organization.
Free Afternoon or optional excursion to Mount Etna (The Highest active European Volcano) or other wonderful venues

Monday 30 th March
Departure

Depending on the time of departure, a program can be arranged so that the group will have an optional guided excursion visiting Catania city centre. You can visit the city's wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, features the whimsical Fontana dell Elefante statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral. The Greek/roman Theatre and roman Amphitheatre. The typical fish market. The medieval castle Castello Ursino, and many other things. The group can decide also for another optional excursion for example to Mount Etna, (The Highest active European Volcano) or other wonderful venues.

The hours and days of exhibitions and outings are provisionally approximate. The program can be modified for the times, places for exhibitions and excursions, for organizational purposes.
We will be handing out the finalized definitive program 10 days before the event.
The groups must send their application form as soon as possible and before the 1 st March 2020.

Accommodation

Accommodation Prices – With Transfers
 2 Nights Package
Tickets are 145 Euros per person:
These tickets are for 3 or 4 star hotel, depending on availability, on half board basis (breakfast and dinner, bottled drinks excluded), in double room.

 Children 0-3 years old: FREE
 3 rd and 4 th person in the room: 10% discount.
 Children from 4 to 11 years, 3 rd and 4 th people in the family: 20% discount.
 Single room supplement: 18 Euros per day and per person.
The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
 Accommodation at a 3 or 4 star Hotel in a highly touristic zone
 Breakfast daily
 Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
 Festival registration
 City Tax
 Personal co-ordinators to assist you
 Transfers from Catania Airport
 Transfers for the performances
 1 free ticket with every 25 paying guests

Accommodation Prices – without transfers
 2 Nights Package
If the group arrives with their own bus in Taormina, and moves autonomously from the hotel to the venues then tickets are 105 Euros per person:
These tickets are for 3 or 4 star hotel, depending on availability, on half board basis (breakfast and dinner, bottled drinks excluded), in double room.

 Children 0-3 years old: FREE
 3 rd and 4 th person in the room: 15% discount.
 Children from 4 to 11 years, 3 rd and 4 th people in the family: 20% discount.
 Single room supplement: 18 Euros per day and per person.
The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
 Accommodation at a 3 or 4 star Hotel in a highly touristic zone
 Breakfast daily
 Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
 Festival registration
 City Tax
 Personal co-ordinators to assist you
 1 free ticket with every 25 paying guests

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Sicily

Accommodation Prices – With Transfers
 3 Nights Package
Tickets are 185 Euros per person:
These tickets are for 3 or 4 star hotel, depending on availability, on half board basis (breakfast and lunch dinner, bottled drinks excluded), in double room.

 Children 0-3 years old: FREE
 3 rd and 4 th person in the room: 10% discount.
 Children from 4 to 11 years, 3 rd and 4 th people in the family: 20% discount.
 Single room supplement: €. 15 per day and per person.
The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
 Accommodation at a 3 or 4 star Hotel in a highly touristic zone
 Breakfast daily
 Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
 Festival registration
 City Tax
 Personal co-ordinators to assist you
 Transfers from Catania Airport
 Transfers for the performances
 1 free ticket with every 25 paying guests

Accommodation Prices – Without Transfers
 3 Nights Package
If the group arrives with their own bus in Taormina, and moves autonomously from the hotel to the venues then tickets are 145 Euros per person:
These tickets are for 3 or 4 star hotel, depending on availability, on half board basis (breakfast and lunch or dinner, bottled drinks excluded), in double room.

 Children 0-3 years old: FREE
 3 rd and 4 th person in the room: 15% discount.
 Children from 4 to 11 years, 3 rd and 4 th people in the family: 20% discount.
 Single room supplement: 18 Euros per day and per person.
The above prices are a unique opportunity since these include:
 Accommodation at a 3 or 4 star Hotel in a highly touristic zone
 Breakfast daily
 Lunch or dinner daily, drinks excluded
 Festival registration
 City Tax
 Personal co-ordinators to assist you
 1 free ticket with every 25 paying guests

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Sicily.

Dates

  • 28/03/2020 - 29/03/2020

Pricing

28/03 - 29/03
  • 3 days (2 nights) = 105 € per person
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 145 € per person

Location

How to get there

Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Taormina.

During the stay, optional daily excursions will be planned. We'll visit some of the most famous places in Sicily. A detailed itinerary will be sent in the near future.

There is the possibility for those who would like to have a longer permanence than that of the festival. Depending on the flights schedule you can arrive a day before and leave a day after.

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