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Festival

INTERNATIONAL FOLK-DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL " WONDER OF TUSCANY"

Application Form Date: 10 - 13 June, 2020
Location: Montecatini, Italy
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2019
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                          I N V I T A T I O N

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 INTERNATIONAL FOLK – DANCE &MUSIC FESTIVAL ”“Wonder of Tuscany” ,Montecatini, ITALY from 10 – 13 July  2020

Montecatini Terme located in Tuscany, is not a resort: it’s the biggest spa-town in Italy. Here tourism is the main activity: every year 200 hotels sell 2 million overnight-stays for travelers who want to see the city amenities and to take short trips to the nearby art-cities: Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Siena… all easily reachable by bus or by train (2 train stations: “Montecatini Terme-Monsummano” and “Montecatini Centro”).

The spas, the Golf Club, the funicolar “Funicolare”, markets, theatres, many

restaurants and night clubs make a glad vacation in Montecatini. Concerts, fairs, ballrooms, art exhibitions and festivals attracts the local (21000 inhabitants) and the tourist in a well organized and a pleasant agenda.

After the belle-epoque growth, now the spas offer not only the well-known healing waters but also all the modern relax treatments. On the 10-13 July Montecatini Terme is waiting for folk dance ensembles, folk bands, choirs, modern dancers, bands, majorettes to the festival.

 

Participants:

Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world

The number of the participants are not limited

No age limits

 

PROGRAM:

10 July

Afternoon arrival at Montecatini Terme

Accommodation at hotels, meeting with group leaders

Free program in Montecatini – Montecatini Alto, Piazza Giuseppe Giusti,

Fontana Guidotti, Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Grotta Maona

Dinner – overnight

 

11 July 2020

Breakfast

Optional program – bathing in Montecatini in the thermal baths

Sightseeing in Lucca – Puccini Museum, Torre delle Ore, Chiesa di Santa

Mari, Piazza Anfiteatro

Sightseeing in Pisa – Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo

di Pisa, Battistero

Dinner

Performance in Montecatini

 

12 July 2020

Breakfast

Optional program – tour to Ligurian Sea (Livorno, Viareggio) or

Sightseeing in Florence – Piazza del Duomo , Cathedral of Santa Maria del

Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio, River Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Uffizi

Gallery

Dinner

Free program

 

13 July 2020

Breakfast, departure of participants

Optional excursions

– San Miniato – Palazzo del Seminario ,

Rocca Federico II, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio

– Vinci – Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Museum

 

Participation includes:

Participation in the festival concert

Accommodation in 3* Hotels in triple rooms

(supplement for a double room is 6 €/person/day, supplement for single room is 15 €/person/day)

Half-board

Diplomas, gifts

 

Participation does not include:

TTransport

Optional Programs

Insurance

Tourist tax: 1 €/person/day, payment on the spot at the hotel

 

Participation fee:

135 €/person

Addition day can be booked for 42 €/person/day

Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED...

 

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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