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Upon arrival in Rome, transfer to Florence and spend the next 3 nights in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. See famous works of art such as Ghiberti's Baptistry doors and Michelangelo's David and enjoy your premier performance. You'll have a full-day excursion to the Tuscan hill town of Siena and a performance in Assisi before heading south to Rome for 3 nights. Here you'll have your final concert while soaking up all the sights of the Eternal City including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and much more.

Tour Highlights

  • Florence Duomo
  • Santa Croce
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Accademia
  • Siena Duomo
  • Piazza del Campo
  • St. Francis Basilica
  • Circus Maximus
  • Vatican Museums
  • Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • 3 Performance Opportunities
  • 1 Optional Mass (for choir)
ITALY

Itinerary

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Departure from the United States.

DAY 2: FLORENCE

Benvenuti in Italia! Meet your Tour Manager in Rome who will transfer you to your hotel in Florence for check-in. Enjoy an arrival briefing and welcome dinner as you settle into this amazing Renaissance city.

DAY 3: FLORENCE

This morning, enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour of Florence. Highlights include Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the Duomo, the Santa Croce and the Accademia, home of Michelangelo's David. Have dinner together before transferring to a local venue for a rehearsal and your debut concert!

DAY 4: FLORENCE

Today, enjoy a full-day excursion through the countryside of Tuscany. Journey to Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved hill towns, to admire the greenish-black-and-white marble Duomo and the famous Piazza del Campo. Return to Florence for the remainder of the day to explore and have dinner as a group.

DAY 5: ROME

Depart Tuscany this morning and enjoy a lovely drive to Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis. Arrive and spend some time exploring the Basilica on your own. Here you will perform your second concert. Continue on to Rome, the "Eternal City" and have dinner together.

DAY 6: ROME

Today, enjoy the sights of ancient Rome on your panoramic tour of the city. Highlights include: The Circus Maximus, The Baths of Caracalla, and the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele (Rome's "Wedding Cake monument'). Next, visit the famous ancient Roman Forum and the Colosseum, with entrances included. Imagine the roar of spectators as they cheered on gladiators battling one another both on the ground and on water! This afternoon, assemble for rehearsal and dinner prior to your third concert. Tonight, perform a full evening concert at a local venue.

DAY 7: ROME

This morning, enjoy a guided visit of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. The afternoon is free to explore Rome's fabled seven hills and sample some gelato! This evening, return to St. Peter's for participation in Mass services (choir only).

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Return to the U.S.

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