International Tuscany Music and Choir Festival, Montecatini Terme, Italy

Date: 13 June to 16 June 2024

Join Choirs from all over the world at the 26th International Festival Tuscany

The Tuscany International Choral Festival takes place each Summer in the medieval town of Montecatini Terme, in Tuscany. This festival offers an exciting program to choirs that includes up to four concert options as well as great sightseeing.
Tuscany was the ‘Birthplace of the Renaissance’ and has remained a culturally enriched region of Italy ever since. The region’s rolling hills and medieval art-filled towns have captivated people for centuries. The town of Montecatini Terme has been host to several famous guests including Toscanini and Gigli and has even provided inspiration to the Tuscan poet Guiseppe Giusti. And Puccini is believed to have composed the third act of La bohème here.
The Tuscany festival opens with an official opening ceremony in the “Torretta” Spa Garden where choirs are welcomed by the Mayor’s office of Montecatini Terme and the festival organisers. As part of the opening ceremony, choir enjoy a choral performance by a local Italian choir.
During the festival, choirs perform an open-air concert at the “Torretta” Spa Garden. Here choirs have the opportunity to listen to the performances of other participating choirs. Choirs also perform an evening open-air concert at the medieval fortress of “Rocco” in Montecatini Alto. This is an opportunity for all participating choirs to share their music with the local population and each other.
In between performances, choir visit the beautiful city of Florence where there is an opportunity to perform an open air concert. Dante and Michelangelo, both found Florence to be an ideal forum for their intellectual and artistic output and a walk round beautiful Firenze today will still enthral and enchant in equal measure.
Choirs also have the option of visiting either Pisa with its famous leaning tower or Lucca, a town whose streets are still laid out in the pattern of the former Roman colony.
Choirs who wish to have a fourth choral performance can opt to prolong their festival stay by an extra night in Montecatini Terme and perform in one of the beautiful Catholic churches in Montecatini on the Sunday morning.
Testimonials from choirs who attended the festival
Dear Olive and all at Choir Contact
Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable - it really was a trip of a lifetime
The Crosshavan Singers
Below is the most popular itinerary of the CCI Family of Choirs who have attended the Tuscan Music Festival. This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.
•Choirs arrive in Tuscany 
•Choirs arriving by plane are met by their local tour assistant for transfer by coach to your hotel. Your local guide will accompany your choir throughout your festival stay to assist you with all choral activities.
•Choirs have free time in the afternoon and can enjoy a walk to soak up the atmpsohere of this picturesque town. 
•In the evening, choirs have dinner in the hotel before transferring by coach to the welcome evening and opening ceremony, held in the “Torretta” Spa Garden. Here choirs are welcomed by the Mayor’s office of Montecatini Terme and are entertained with a performance by a local Italian choir. This is followed by a torch parade from Tettuccio to Torretta. 
•This morning, choir performances begin in the Tettuccio Spa Garden
•In the afternoon, choirs enjoy a tour to either Lucca or Pisa with a stop for some wine tasting in Montecarlo (near Lucca)
•After today’s busy schedule, choirs relax over dinner in their hotel.
•In the evening, choirs perform an open-air concert at the medieval fortress "Rocca" in Montecatini Alto or Piazza del Popolo with an Italian and foreign choirs in Montecatini Terme. 
•Today, choirs will enjoy a full day tour to the beautiful city of Florence with the option of performance an open-air concert in this majestic city.
•In the evening, all choirs join together for the closing ceremony and evening meal, held at a local Tuscan restaurant. This is an evening of fun and music and at the end of the evening all chois join together for a final farewell song. 
•Choir depart Tuscany or can opt to stay for an additional night and have a performance during a mass service on the Sunday morning
This is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.
Price includes
•3 nights in a 3*, 3* Superior or 4* hotel with breakfast 
•2 evening dinners in your hotel 
•Opening ceremony at Spa Garden Tettuccio
•Three choral performances 
•Half day excursion to Pisa or Lucca 
•Wine tasting in Montecarlo, near Lucca
•Full day excursion to Florence 
•Closing ceremony at Villa Medcic with dinner and drinks 
•Local assistant throughout your stay 
•Coaching as required throughout the festival
Optional extra choral performances are also available to choirs. Costs are tailored to each individual choirs’ requirements
Price does not include
Choir Contact International experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking.
Once you enquiry with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group.
We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. 
We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. 
Airport transfers
CCI are happy to arrange airport-hotel-airport transfers for all choirs who have booked flights with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange airport transfers where flights are not booked as part of the festival package.

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