Discover the magical floating city of Venice, explore the roots of the Renaissance in Florence, tour ancient and monumental Rome, and sing mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
DAY 1: Depart from your home airport to Italy.
DAY 2: Arrive in Italy and get settled in Mestre, a subarb of Venice at the foot of the Ponte della Liberta.
DAY 3: Sail to Venice on a private charter boat, take a guided tour through the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and Piombi Prison, and perform a concert in one of Venice’s historic venues.
Day 4: Explore St. Mark’s Square, take an optional gondolier ride, and travel south to Montecatini, a hillside town with convenient access to Florence and the rest of Tuscany.
Day 5: Travel to either Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower, or Lucca, one of Italy’s last fully walled cities. Meet a Tuscan ensemble and perform an exchange concert with them before heading back to Montecatini for the night.
Day 6: Explore Florence, visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and tour the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David before heading to Rome.
DAY 7: Tour the historic center of Rome, visit the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon, and perform a concert in one of Rome’s incredible venues.
DAY 8: Visit the Vatican Museums and sing mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
DAY 9: Explore ancient Rome, take a guided tour of the Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and Colosseum, and perform a concert in the city.
DAY 10: Depart from your hotel to Rome’s international airport and begin your journey home.