Location: ROME, Italy
Director: P.D & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 July, 2022
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth groups) to participate on V. INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN ROME from 03- 06 June 2023 in ROME,ITALY.
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...
Day 1. - 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 Forum, 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.
Day 2. - 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.
Day 3. – Breakfast. 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.
Day 4. - 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!
- 109 Euro per person - Accommodations at hotels with 3/4* in Rome or its vicinity, such as the Hotel Villa Maria *** www.villamariaparkhotel.it, Hotel Torre di Pratolungo *** , Hotel il Ruspante ***, Euro hotel Roma Nord ****, Hotel Le Meridienne ****… 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);
- 115 Euro per person - Accommodation at Hotel Palacavicchi *** in 1/3 or 1/4 rooms (supplement for 1/2 rooms is 5 € per person per night).
*Payment in monthly installments until departure.
Participation fee includes:
- Free place on every 25 th member (25+1)
- 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 accommodation at hotels with 2 and 3 *: 1 - 4 € per night, per person, and stay in hotels with 4 *: 4 - 6 € per night, per person
All excursions shall be booked up to 14 days before the start of the festival. Organizing Committee can not guarantee the realization of Excursions, ordered after the time-limit or during the festival
Note: all ensembles must provide their own music, orchestra or a CD with music. Each ensemble is obligated to prepare a performance 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
SEATS ARE LIMITED!