Experience Rome & Sicily


PRICE: $5,199 from NYC

Tour Dates: July 11-20, 2022

In collaboration with Phil Aguglia, an award-winning band director and owner of PaGu Batons, we are excited to announce our brand-new musical travel experience. Please join Phil on this exclusive 10-day journey that includes an illuminating conducting workshop and many unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that only Encore can provide.

Take in the incredible beauty and culture of two wonderful Italian cities, dine at the finest restaurants, bond with like-minded music lovers, and enjoy all of the wonderful surprises in between. We hope to see you there!

What's Included:

  • Travel Concierge
  • Exquisite, Well-Located Hotels
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Dinner at Michelin starred restaurant in Ragusa Ibla
  • Conducting workshop with Professor Mirko Caruso
  • Performance by local folk music ensemble
  • Visit Greek Amphitheatre in Syracuse
  • Attend outdoor concert in Rome

Dear Friends,

Participate with me in a trip filled with breathtaking beauty, delicious cuisine, local immersion, and, of course, incredible musical highlights.

Italy has always been one of my favorites places, but Sicily and Rome in particular have always felt like two of the most diverse and majestic cities in Europe. I can’t wait to share the history, culture, and architecture of these fascinating locales.

I have worked with the Encore team to meticulously design this experience to ensure that this is an unforgettable program. We have invited Professor Mirko Caruso, a clarinetist and conductor at the Liceo Musicale "G. Verga" in Modica, to conduct a workshop that will educate and entertain. We have made reservations at a Michelin starred restaurant to ensure that you enjoy the finest cuisine in Europe's most renowned culinary destination. We have booked tickets for an outdoor performance in Rome, so that everybody can enjoy an unforgettable night at one of the world's most historic performance venues. With help from your world-class travel concierge, we will deliver several surprises that will amaze and astound even the most critical music aficionado. There might even be an opportunity to perform overseas!

I look forward to talking with you more about the experience and to shape it further in collaboration with all participants. I hope to see you there!

Phil Aguglia
Band Director & Owner of PaGu Batons

Experience Italy

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