Italy Tours

Italy offers life-changing, eye-opening tour possibilities for every performer. The American Celebration of Music will incorporate the best that Italy’s great cities have to offer, by arranging amazing concert venues and "must-see" site-seeing experiences. Please click on the itinerary links below to discover the best fit for your ensemble. Remember — in order to maximize your cultural and musical experience abroad, we consider these tour options a solid starting point, upon which we can further customize the ideal concert tour for your ensemble.

 

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Tour #1 - 5 nights | 7 days
Montecatini | Florence | Siena | Rome

Arrive at Rome airport. Transfer to Florence for an orientation tour of Florence’s highlights. Take a half-day guided tour of Florence including the Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge across the Arno. See the Baptistery with Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise', the Campanile, and entrance to the Duomo and the Academia, the Academy of Fine Arts, to see Michelangelo's original 'David' and other sculptures by the great master. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Rome via Siena. A guided walking tour of Siena includes the famous Piazza del Campo, the Town Hall, built in the 13th Century, and the Duomo. Continue on to Rome. Take a half-day guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Also view the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #2 - 6 nights | 8 days
Rome | Siena | Montecatini | Florence | Pisa

Arrive in Rome. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Rome’s highlights, including stops at Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. Take a half-day guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Also view the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Take a half-day guided tour of Religious Rome includes the Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the center of Roman Catholicism, as well as the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (featuring Michelangelo's Ceiling Frescos and The Last Judgment). For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Transfer to Montecatini via Siena. A guided walking tour of Siena includes the famous Piazza del Campo, the Town Hall, built in the 13th Century, and the Duomo. A half-day orientation tour of Florence includes the Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge across the Arno. See the Baptistery with Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise', the Campanile, and entrance to the Duomo and the Academia, the Academy of Fine Arts, to see Michelangelo's original 'David' and other sculptures by the great master. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Enjoy a guided tour of the Battistero and the Duomo. Transfer back to Rome for a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #3 - 6 nights | 8 days
Naples | Pompeii | Amalfi Coast | Rome

Arrive in Rome. Transfer to Naples. Morning excursion to Pompeii. Entrance fees are included to Pompeii which was buried by an eruption by Mount Vesuvius in August, 79 AD. Morning drive along the Amalfi Coast, seeing Sorrento Peninsula, Furore Valley and Salerno. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Afternoon guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Also view the Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Take a half-day guided tour of Religious Rome. Tour Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the center of Roman Catholicism, as well as the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (featuring Michelangelo's Ceiling Frescos and The Last Judgment). For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #4 - 7 nights | 9 days
Rome | Siena | Montecatini | Florence | Venice

Arrive in Rome. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Rome’s highlights, including stops at Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. Take a half-day guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Also view the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. A half-day guided tour of Religious Rome includes the Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the center of Roman Catholicism, as well as the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (featuring Michelangelo's Ceiling Frescos and The Last Judgment). For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Transfer to Montecatini via Siena. A guided walking tour of Siena includes the famous Piazza del Campo, the Town Hall, and the Duomo. A half-day orientation tour of Florence includes the Piazza della Signoria, a lovely square in the heart of the city, towered by the lofty Palazzo Vecchio. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge across the Arno. See the Baptistery with Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise', the Campanile, and entrance to the Duomo and the Academia, the Academy of Fine Arts, to see Michelangelo's original 'David' and other sculptures by the great master. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Venice. Visit the main island of San Marco via public boat. A morning walking tour includes St. Mark's Square, with entrance to incredibly rich Basilica of St. Mark and the Palace of the Doges where the powerful and prosperous dukes of Venice ruled their far-flung empire at its height during the 15th century. Time permitting, visit a glass-blowing factory on one of Venice's many islands. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #5 - 8 nights | 10 days
Rome | Siena | Montecatini | Cremona | Venice | Verona | Milan

Arrive in Rome. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Rome’s highlights, including stops at Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. Take a half-day guided tour of Imperial Rome, including entrance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Also view the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Take a half-day guided tour of Religious Rome including the Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the center of Roman Catholicism, as well as the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel (featuring Michelangelo's Ceiling Frescos and The Last Judgment). For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. Transfer to Montecatini via Siena. A guided walking tour of Siena includes the famous Piazza del Campo, the Town Hall, built in the 13th Century, and the Duomo. A half-day orientation tour of Florence includes the Piazza della Signoria, a lovely square in the heart of the city, towered by the lofty Palazzo Vecchio. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge across the Arno. See the Baptistery with Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise', the Campanile, and entrance to the Duomo and the Academia, the Academy of Fine Arts, to see Michelangelo's original 'David' and other sculptures by the great master. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Transfer to Cremona. A half-day guided tour includes the Civic Museum, Duomo, Town Hall, and most importantly, entrance to the Stradivarius Collection and Stradivarius Museum which exhibits plans, models, molds and tools belonging to violin-maker Antonio Stradivarius. Continue to Venice. Visit the main island of San Marco via public boat. A morning walking tour includes St. Mark's Square, with entrance to incredibly rich Basilica of St. Mark and the Palace of the Doges where the powerful and prosperous dukes of Venice ruled their far-flung empire at its height during the 15th century. Time permitting, visit a glass-blowing factory on one of Venice's many islands. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Italy. Morning transfer to Milan. En route, stop on Verona (of Romeo and Juliet fame) for a guided tour that includes the Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's House) with its famous Balcony in the inner courtyard. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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