Thursday, May 5, 2011

Providence College 2011 Performance Tour itinerary

Dear travelers of the Providence College Choir and Symphonic Winds, This is the updated itinerary. Details are subject to change as this journey becomes more and more your tour and to enhance the overall experience. Enjoy!

DAY 1 Monday, May 16, 2011
Overnight flight to Rome
The travelers leave Boston on British Airways flight BA214 at 10:00 PM.

DAY 2 Tuesday, May 17
Benvenuti to Italy
After a stopover in London, the travelers arrive in Rome at 4:15 PM. Your Incantato tour manager welcomes you at the airport. Board the coach and head towards Castrocielo for a welcome dinner at your Hotel Liolà and first overnight.

DAY 3 Wednesday, May 18
Via Montecassino to Naples
Visit the beautiful Abbey of Montecassino and perform a recital. Continue on to explore the ancient sites of Pompeii and Ercolano before heading to Naples. Overnight stay at the Ramada Naples.

DAY 4 Thursday, May 19
Naples in-depth
See Naples with a local guide, then continue to Maiori and explore the area on your free afternoon. Overnight stay at the Hotel Sole Splendid or Reginna Palace.

DAY 5 Friday, May 20
Amalfi & Maiori Concerts
Visit Amalfi then return to Maiori for a special dinner and a concert at Chiesa di San Francesco. Maiori and its citizens have been frequently featured in feature films by Rosselini and they have a deep appreciation for choral music.

DAY 6 Saturday, May 21
To Rome
The capital of Italy is just a few hours drive away. Start your time in the Eternal city with a guided tour of the Coliseum and Roman Forum and end the day with free time for shopping and relaxing. Overnight stay at Casa Domitilla.

DAY 7 Sunday, May 22
Vatican Visit & High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica
Explore the Vatican Museums and St. Peter‘s Basilica, then prepare to be the featured guest performers for a special High Mass at the magnificent cathedral and for a recital at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

DAY 8 Monday, May 23
Umbria, Tuscany excursion & Mass
Head to nearby Umbria to visit Assisi, then continue to Siena. You will sing in the Basilica of St. Francis, followed by a rustic farmhouse dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Montaperti.

DAY 9 Tuesday, May 24
Florence Visit & Mass in Rome
Explore the capital city of Tuscany with a local guide and see its many highlights, including the Accademia Museum, followed by free time in Florence. In the late afternoon return to Rome to prepare for your high mass performance at Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore. Overnight stay at Villa Vecchia.

DAY 10 Wednesday, May 25
Papal Audience & Concert
Participate in the Papal Audience, then enjoy some free time before you prepare for your finale performance at Basilica Sant' Agnese in Agone, followed by a fantastic farewell feast with Roman specialties and music to conclude the day.

DAY 11 Thursday, May 26
Flight to USA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. British Airways flight BA549 leaves Rome at 1:35 PM. After a stopover in London the travelers arrive in Boston at 7:15 PM. Return home with memories for a lifetime.

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