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Andrea Bocelli In Tuscany

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TEDW7126

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Enjoy the magnificent Andrea Bocelli and the beauty of Tuscany on this wonderful Edwards Holiday. An undoubted highlight of this wonderful trip will be a performance with the ever popular classical star, Andrea Bocelli in his home of Lajatico. Discover breathtaking scenery in Tuscany with escorted tours to the medieval town of Lucca, the famous Pisa, Florence with its artistic heritage also with a rich cultural background and interesting historical sites.

4 Star TBA Hotel in the Montecatini area - Hotel will be named on your travel tickets approximately 2 weeks prior to travel

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - ITALIAN STAY TAX - Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.

The Italian Government has given the ability for each municipalities in Italy to decide if they wish to introduce a stay tax levied on tourists. This has been implemented sporadically throughout Italy with each municipalities deciding how they collect this. The tax broadly ranges from €1-€5 per person per night and is generally collected from each passenger on arrival. Due to the uncertain nature of collection and the decision being made by the municipalities we are recommending that all passengers are made aware of this on booking to ensure that any tax can be paid on arrival at their hotel if you are asked for it.

PRICE FROM ? £1099 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1
Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight bed & breakfast accommodation.

Day 2
We complete the journey to our resort Montecatini Terme.

Day 3
Full day tour to Pisa & Pietrasanta with local guide. We witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the famous leaning tower, which is but one of many architecturally and artistically important structures in the city’s Campo dei Miracoli or field of Miracles to the north of the old town centre. Campo dei Miracoli also hosts the beautiful Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptister and the Campostanto. This afternoon, we continue to Pietrasanta, a lovely medieval town known for its marble and bronze workshops, artists and monuments. It is named the Little Athens of Italy. Many artists, including Michelangelo visited Pietrasanta to learn skills from local artisans, work with them and to get the best white marble for his famous works of art.

Day 4
Morning at leisure and lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy an extensive buffet of local delicacies at a Tuscan country estate. Andrea Bocelli’s concert in the 'Teatro del Silenzio' (Theatre of Silence) provides a fitting finale to a spectacular day. In 2006 the famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli initiated an innovative project uniting art, culture and territory by the construction of an open air amphitheatre in the heart of the Tuscan hills near Lajatico, his hometown near Volterra. The theatre hosts a single concert by Bocelli once in summer, while remaining silent the rest of the year (hence the name Teatro del Silenzio - Theatre of Silence). A sculpture in the form of a human face is located in the center of the structure. It was designed by the Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj for the performance of the opera Manon Lescaut and left to the theatre foundation later. The stage as well as the latforms for the audience are completely dismantled during the time when they are not used and the theatre gets back to its natural silent state turning into an artificial lake.Bocelli’s concert is an extraordinary way to enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by enchanting hills while listening to his music and voice.The return to the hotel will be in the early hours. CATEGORY 6 NON RESERVED SEATED TICKET INCLUDED.Due to the location of the Teatro del Silenzio, all passengers will have a walk of approximately 1000 metres (1km) to reach their seats. The open air concert is due to start at 21.00 hrs and finish around Midnight. (PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR)

Day 5
We head to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca on our included excursion. Hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls, the town still follows the layout set by the former Roman colony founded in 180 BC. We include a guided walking tour of the city, before you will have free time to explore at your leisure. See the Duomo of San Martino, which dates back to the 6th century or relax in one of the cafés in Piazza dell' Anfiteatro. Later, we enjoy a short cookery class and demonstration, together with lunch.

Day 6
A day in Florence. The most convenient route to Florence is to take the train (accompanied by our drivers) from Montecatini direct to the city centre (Ticket Included). We include a 3 hour walking tour with local guide. Discover the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, enter the Piazza del Duomo and visit the Cathedral of Florence and the Baptistery, two of the most important architectural monuments of the Italian Renaissance. Make your way to the Via dei Calzaiuoli, one of the most popular shopping streets in Florence.

Day 7
Depart Montecatini and continue to our overnight accommodation.

Day 8
Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

Other Information

Executive coach travel

Door to door pick up

Short sea ferry / shuttle crossings

2 overnight's bed & breakfast accommodation

5 night's international buffet breakfast and 4 nights 3 course dinner with salad buffet in Montecatini Terme

Full day local guided tour of Pisa & Pietrasanta

Full day local guided tour of Volterra & Andrea Bocelli Concert

Visit to a traditional Tuscan estate for a 3 course lunch with salad buffet (day of concert)

Category 6 ticket at the Teatro del Silenzio for the Andrea Bocelli concert on 28th July 2018

Cookery demonstration and light lunch in the Lucca area followed by 2 hour local guided walking tour of Lucca

3 hour local guided walking tour of Florence with return train ticket from Montecatinini included

Excursions as described in itinerary

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

Departure Dates

25 July 2017 £1099.00

Single room supplement £141

For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 193

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