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Festival

II INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ROME

Application Form Date: 3 - 6 May, 2018
Location: Rome, Italy
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 July, 2018
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
Rome is a city and special comune (named Roma Capitale) in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region.
Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at only around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe.
Rome has the status of a global city. Rome ranked in 2014 as the 14th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. 

Participants:

Participating ensembles are from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Slovenia...

Participation fee:

  • 109 Euro per peson at Hotel Villa Maria ***;  Hotel Villa Aricia ***, Hotel Angeletto ***, Hotel Antonella ****, Oasi Hotel Fiumicino ***  in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms (supplement for 1/2 room starts at 5 Euro per person per night)
  • 125 Euro per person at Hotel Palacavicchi ***  in 1/3 or 1/4 rooms ( supplement for 1/2 rooms is 5 Euro per person per night )

(Payment in monthly installments until departure)

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodations at hotels with 3/4* in Rome or its vicinity, such as the Hotel Villa Maria *** www.villamariaparkhotel.it, Hotel Villa Aricia ***, Hotel Angeletto ***, Hotel Antonella ****, Oasi Hotel Fiumicino *** … in 1/3 and 1/4 rooms on the basis of 3 nights with breakfast (supplement for 1/2 room starts at 5 € per person per night)
  • Accommodation at Hotel Palacavicchi ***  in 1/3 or 1/4 rooms ( supplement for 1/2 rooms is 5 Euro per person per night )
  • Diplomas
  • Invitation Letter

Participation fee does not include:

  • the possibility of a surcharge for dinner at the hotel (depending on the hotel the charge varies from 8 € - 12 €) and in the city of Rome (depending on the menu and the restaurant, from 10 € - 15 €)
  • Optional excursions: Tour of Rome: 5 €, Tivoli with a ticket for the Villa d'Este: 15 € adults, 10 € children up to 18 years of age, the Vatican with a ticket and reservation for entry: 30 € adults, 20 € children from 6 to 18 years of age, 10 € children up to 5 years of age, Naples: 22 € adults, 17 € children up to 18 years of age
  • mandatory tax for Rome and the vicinity (introduced on January 01, 2011 to be paid at the hotel reception desk) - for accommodations at hotels with 2 and 3 *: 1 - 4 € per night, per person, and stay in hotels with 4 *: 4 - 6 € per night, per person

Program:

03.05. -  Upon arrival in Rome, participants will be taken to their respective hotels. In the afternoon there is the possibility of a sightseeing tour of Rome: Termini Train Station, the Church of St. Peter in Chains (Michelangelo's statue of Moses), the Roman Forums, the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Venezia, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps... Leisure time for individual activities. Return to the hotel. Optional: the possibility of going to one of the Disco clubs in Rome.  Overnight stay.
04.05. - Breakfast. After breakfast, leisure time in Rome for individual facilities or the possibility of organizing a trip to Naples, the biggest city in southern Italy and the seat of the Campania region. Upon arrival, a panoramic tour of Naples: the medieval Castel Nuovo, the Royal Palace, the Galleria Umberto I, the Toledo shopping street, tourist port, leisure time... Return to Rome. Leisure time.
Alternatively, for those interested, we will organize an optional tour of the Vatican, the smallest country in the world but certainly one of its most powerful. Tour of the Vatican Palace, the Sistine Chapel with frescoes by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other great painters, the St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour, free time for walking around and individual activities. Overnight stay.
05.05. - Festival activities. Preparations for the show. Sound check. Performances by folk ensambles. Awarding of diplomas.
After the Festival, we will organize a facultative Mutually– friendly night,
- a final party for all participants of the Festival. Overnight stay.
06.05. - Breakfast. Leaving the hotel. A day reserved for looking around Rome and visiting all those places you didn’t have the chance to visit during the previous couple of days: museums, promenades, fountains, stores... During this time, we will organize an optional tour of Tivoli - an ancient town near Rome. In Tivoli we will visit the Villa d'Este, built near Hadrian’s Villa by Cardinal d'Este as his summer residence during the construction of which he redirected the flow of water to make beautiful fountains famous all over the world... Tivoli is the perfect end to a perfect day... After the tour, leisure time in Tivoli for lunch/dinner, an espresso, a glass of wine or other activities… Later unfortunately moving of all ensembles back to their arrival point of departure with another meeting next year !!!!!!
 
Note: all ensembles must provide their own music, orchestra or a USB with music. Each ensemble is obligated to prepare a performance 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
 
NUMBER OF SEATS ARE LIMITED!
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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